A day in the south of the mainland today as we headed for the Hoswick Triangle: Emma’s Cake Corner – an honesty cupboard with lots of tasty bakes for the adults and sweets for the bairns; Hoswick Play Park – created by the community for the community – a wonderful play park made from local bruck that has a truly unique Shetland flavour with boats, buoys and a fantastic mud kitchen; Hoswick Visitor Centre – provides my annual saucermeat cravings and has lots of other tasty treats on the menu at very fair prices.
Whilst looking at the OS map of the area, Phil and I noticed a large beach (the Bay of Quendale) that he had never visited before, was not too far away and featured a lot of sand. We made a plan to park and visit Quendale Mill on the way (a very pleasant museum in an old water mill with a video documentary to start) and walked along the track to find the bay. It was stunning. Massively exposed to the wind but sandy, huge and beautiful. We found the stream that had powered the mill coming into the sea and built a little dam on the beach, as well as having a paddle.
In the evening an awesome steak pie from the Shetland Meat Company rounded off what had been a fantastic day!