Our destination today is Skeld, on West Mainland, supposedly an area with: "lovely beaches, hill and coastal walks, excellent bird-watching, seal-watching and otter-spotting. The coastline varies from dramatic cliffs to long, sea lochs, or 'voes', reaching far into a landscape of heathery hills and green crofts." We have booked 2 beds in Skeld Böd, which is situated above the marina in Skeld.
In Lerwick we only have limited time before the bus to West Mainland leaves, so I make a quick run to the supermarket to buy some supplies, while my partner stays at the bus station with the backpacks. When I return from the supermarket I find my partner in a grumpy mood: a Shetland seagull had decided that it didn't like her and had defecated on her when it flew past. Have to admit, it was a wee bit funny!
In the late afternoon we start off on a walk south of Skeld. Therefore we first walk to the small village of Selwick from where we walk along the coast to Westerwick. There are some beautiful stack formations along the coast here! Back in Westerwick we are lucky to get a lift back to Skeld from the only other people that were walking in the area. This lovely couple was from England and were touring around in their small campervan. They happen to stay on the campsite near our böd, so we are again dropped off at the door.