What a grey day

Trip Start Jul 01, 2012
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Trip End Jul 14, 2012


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Flag of Norway  , Møre og Romsdal,
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alesund was grey and a cool 11c such a change after sunny Stavanger yesterday but at least we had no rain.

Up a little later than usual we head off into this hilly town for a walk round. The old wooden town was mainly destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt fairly quickly thanks to donations from other countries.So most of the architecture is Art Deco in a Scandinavian vein called Jugendstil. The town is built on a series of islands connected by bridges and tunnels.

First stop was the town church which is surprisingly ornate for a Scandinavian church. Then a walk round the main canal area and across the bridge to the town park where there is a statue of Rollo a Viking who became Duke of Normandy and was a forebear of William the Conqueror.

We found free wifi in a park area on the quayside so caught up on email then back onboard for a lazy afternoon reading and dozing.
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