Long Walks and Long Talks

Sunny days are few and far between for a subarctic island.

Likewise, days together are even fewer and further between for a wife who holds a 9-5 office job and her husband who works shift patterns.

Imagine our delight when we finally managed time off together … on a sunny day!

Bless my non-millennial husband’s kind heart for stepping out of his Generation X comfort zone and trying out new things — he had no clue as to what an instameet was. Regardless, he assured me that he had a great time.

The lovely Louise organised the very first Shetland instameet, topped off by some locally sourced lunch at The String Shetland.

Many thanks, Louise, for putting this together; for giving this unlikely pair another excuse to go for another long walk and long talk.

Here are some snaps of that glorious morning:

archipelagal long walks and long talks
Meeting Place: Lerwick showing off ☀️
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Up and onwards towards one of favourite headlands, The Horse of the Knab.
archipelagal lerwick new cemetery
By the Lerwick New Cemetery, where 117 casualties from WWI and WWII are buried.
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The Last Stretch: Commercial Street. This photo reminds of me of the fiestas back in the Philippines.
What’s an instameet without a hipster photo. I am only slightly ashamed. Photo taken by my self-proclaimed instagram husband.

A hearty lunch, courtesy of The String Shetlandmaraming salamat!

Dearest Readers,

Apologies for the long absence. Rest assured that I have missed reading all of your engaging content. So many things are in the pipeline for your Archipelagal this year, and I can’t wait to share them all with you. Thank you for your patience and endless support.

This is one of my shorter posts, but I felt compelled to write about it because 1) it was such a pleasant surprise and 2) anyone could easily do it. I would love to hear about your own insta-meet or meet-and-greet adventures. If you’ve never done one, I highly recommend it — it’s a great way to meet people with common interests!

Inspired, excited, and grateful,
Your Archipelagal

8 thoughts on “Long Walks and Long Talks

  1. Thank you for recently following my blog! I have been meaning to look at yours for some time. I apologize it has taken me so long! The Shetlands must be an absolutely beautiful place to call home. Your life is the adventure that many of us would like to have. 🙂


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