Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Felonious

Felonious Munk is our favourite stable chipmunk.  He is a total felon, raiding the chicken food daily.  He lives in the back corner of Jay Jay's stall, and we suspect he's quite the condo in there, judging by the amount of seeds he is stashing.

Oh, Deer!

you have to look for the little darling... I couldn't tell if she had already dropped her fawn, or if she was still one very pregnant doe!
Nancy Tapley
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There's a deer in the field, hiding behind flowers. She ate the flowers we had out to direct guests to the wedding venue. Good thing she's cute and gets away with stuff like that.  I saw her a few days before the wedding, and she looked ready to drop her fawn right then and there!

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Dream Moment

Our beautiful bride, riding in to meet her groom in our back fields. Every wedding is unique!  Christine is a regular rider on our Abby, and together, they were perfection.

Get Me to the Church on Time!

Stopping traffic on the way to the wedding!
Nancy Tapley added 2 new photos.
"Getting to the church on time". The stuff we do here at Bondi! Perfect day for an outdoor wedding!

Every Wedding is the Bride's Dream -- this one certainly was.

One of our guests held her wedding ceremony in our back field, complete with horses for the bride's party, and dirt bikes for the groom's... We had a beautiful sunny day, no rain at all, but some dramatic skies !

Here's one you don't want to miss

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Rock the River! It's going to be a party in Baysville.

Be sure to get to Baysville to check this out!

LAKE OF BAYS — Huntsville/Lake of Bay Fire Department aims to celebrate Canada 150 in a big way.
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Come to our Place -- Make Memories for Life

We still have a vacancy in SUNFLOWER, 3 bedroom cottage, facing the lake, for the week of July 2 to 9. It's going to be a hot summer... don't you deserve a week with the family at the cool clear waters of Lake of Bays? This is where memories are made that last for generations. #explorersedge#northmuskoka #muskoka #lakeofbays #summervacations#travelnorthoftoronto #algonquinpark #familygetaways #toohotforthecity

I'll take you under my wing, little one.

this is our broody hen, Hen Solo, who is just over the moon delighted that some of the eggs she has been carefully caring for the past 21 days have suddenly morphed into these tiny fluffy things that huddle under her wings.
Since we have no rooster, the eggs were brought over for her by a friend of ours... we couldn't just watch her sitting there so hopefully on an egg that couldn't hatch. So now, this...

Broody Hen gets her Chicks

And on June 20th, Houston, we have lift off!!!! Hen Solo has chicks hatching right now. We are ridiculously excited ❤️

We have such news!!!

Such wonderful news we have. David and Megan are having a baby!!!! Another Bondi Kid!!!! (and our very own!!) We are so excited.

Saying Goodbye and Thank you to one of our Guests

Very sad to hear of Theron's passing. He is a long time and very valued member of our Bondi family here at the resort. We'll miss this gentle man.
It is with deep sadness that the family of Theron Kramer announces his passing on June 3rd, 2017. Theron died at home with his loving wife of almost 52 years, Joy Kramer (nee Hubert), and his…
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Come to the Lake!

Long range predictions for the Toronto area are for a very hot summer -- and sadly many of the beaches are closed until (probably?) August due to the damage of the still on-going high water. But our lake and beach is wide open, we've got a nice breeze off the lake and lots of water for the family and kids! We have some vacancies still the week of, July 2nd; and July 15th. Come splash in our water!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dorset Bridge now Re-Opened!

the work is finished on the hump-back bridge at Dorset, well ahead of the summer rush. This is how Dorset celebrated the opening. ;)

Dorset icon Brad Robinson was the first car across. Of course.  Thanks to the great crew from Willis Kerr for finishing the job well ahead of the summer rush.

Summer detour, for those heading here from the North

just to be aware. The northbound lanes, turning to Hwy 60, are open. But if you're coming from the South, you need to go one interchange farther -- or come off sooner, by Arrowhead Park.
HUNTSVILLE — Construction season is upon us.
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Visit from the local wolf

Mike Bechtel took this photo not far from Bondi Village this morning, along Fox Point Road. 
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Cancellations mean opportunities.

We just got a few cancellations for the summer. :( Which means there is an opportunity to come and spend some quality family time here with us at Bondi Village. Two bedroom cottage, July 15 to 22; three bedroom July 29 to Aug. 5th. We've been making great family memories for four generations... come join our family.

We also have space for the weeks of June 24 to July 1st, July 2 to 9, July 15 to 22, And August 26 to Sept. 2 in three bedroom cottages. So there is SOME choice...  

All the cottages face to the lake, all come with a canoe, a bbq, our weekly cookout and all our resort facilities and amenities.

So give us a call at 705 635 2261, or email info@bondi.on.ca

Don't delay... summer is coming fast!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bird Be Safae

These are the BirdBeSafe collars that the 'kids' are wearing to help keep them from being able to catch birds.
The vivid colours alert the birds better than a bell.  Audobon recommends them, citing that they can reduce bird-kill
by over 80%.  And since that's a big number, and since we love our birds, but also love our cats (although some days we are not sure why with the latter as they dismantle the house) we are 'test driving' these collars.
So far, they have definitely been successful.  And the cats think they look quite 'fashion forward'.

Mergansers

We only get to see the 'boys' in their glory at this time of year.  Later in the summer they will have exchanged these spectacular white feathers for something far less flashy.





Up close

People are very familiar with the autumn colours of the sugar maple trees.  But have you ever taken a closer look at them in spring?  They bloom, with tiny red flowers.  Spectacular in a less showy fashion than the autumn glory, but still extraordinarily lovely.  Because the blossoms are so far up in the tree, it is often hard to get a close look at them.  Luckily, the tree at Sunflower cottage was agreeable to letting me get a close up.

Visitors

a selection of photos from my bird feeders this past month.  At this time of year, the birds are coming back, and we get new species passing through or dropping in for the entire season.  It is a wonderful time.  How many of these beauties have you checked off your birder list?