The early sunshine was a memory by the time we’d finished breakfast. Rowan and I took a short walk to the main house, reputed to be one of the island’s most haunted. It was surrounded by a barbed wire fence so we took a few photographs and returned to the lodge to load up. Mist enveloped us for our ride south for the ferry back to mainland Shetland. Ulsta has a shop, and not knowing what other facilities lie on our route, we bought a few items for dinner. The fruit and vegetables stocked at these village shops is very limited and often past its best. An annoying theme for the day was that at each of the next three shops we encountered, we found something better than the equivalent item we’d bought earlier – bread then better bread, white pasta then wholemeal. There were good shops at Voe, Eid and finally at our destination of Walls. A handy bench at Voe was ideal for our picnic lunch.
The run down the west coast would have been wonderful but for the mist, thick at times. The cafe at Walls has closed down, a big disappointment. We stocked up on food for the following night, let ourselves into the bod and went for a stroll past the pier, where the sun made a brief reappearance.