So, the challenge was on, and the final push began. Fortunately, we were blessed with the weather being in our favour. Friends and family gave a hand with some of the painting and stone picking (thankless tasks!), and slowly but surley it began to take shape. It felt good!
A great day is when a local lad called Mark Hulme finally arrived to start our first wood carving! If I am honest, we really didn’t know how the carving would turn out. We wanted something a little different that would be unique to Bonnie Park. We chose a Salmon as our first carving and it has turned out absolutely beautiful. It stands on the right hand side of the entrance road opposite the facilities. Be sure to have your photo taken standing beside it when you stay!
Opening day arrived, and bleary eyed and still finishing last minute jobs here and there. We were greeted by Dawn & Dave from the local pub next door the Horse & Hound brandishing glasses and a bottle of fizz to congratulate us and wish us well! It was a lovely gesture and helped lift our spirits ready for our first guests.