47. Day 15 in Shetland: Cake Fridge, Waterfall, Frankies Chippie, and Wee Drams in Hillswick
It was with a little wistfulness that I moved on from Dave and Debbie’s place in Skeld, and on north to Hillswick. It was a bit of a drive by Shetland Standards, and it was raining so I got an early start.
This cake fridge is probably the most famous one in Shetland. They recently built a shop to go with it, but it was closed.
My little flat was the back of an old weaving shed, which is now a gallery. I was thrilled to hear there would be a jeweler and furniture making having an opening a few days later. The place was wonderful, with one small exception: the gallery owner lived upstairs and had a heavy footfall. Also, it took several days for the heating to get calibrated, and it was a sort of rainy and chilly week all in all. But the space itself was great, very cozy and comfy, and the upstairs noise was fleeting.
There were a *lot* of places I was keen to get to from Hillswick, and I did manage most of them! The weather kept me indoors a little more than I would have liked, but I learned from my off days in Foula, it’s OK to rest up and drink hot tea and read a good book or two. I try not to subscribe to a FOMO mind set.
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