Day 7: From Bjölstad to Alesund
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June 11th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
As the days before the weather was bad in Molde, too, so we didn't stay as long as we've planned. But it should come more worse when we came to Alesund. That was the worst day of the whole trip. It was raining cats and dogs nearly without a break.
At the banks of the atlantic (close to the cruise ship terminal) you find a parking lot just for motorhomes and trailers.
After filling up fresh water and dispose waste water and toilet I cooked something for lunch in the hope the weather will turn better. Unfortunately it didn't :(
We hate just to sit around and wait what will happen therefore we got our rain clothes on, put a leash on the dog and went downtown. For me Alesund is the most beautiful city in Norway even in pouring rain. In 1904 a terrific fire destroyed practically the entire town during one night. A wonder was that just one man died in the fire but 10,000 people got homeless. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick and mortar in Jugendstil (Art Nouveau), the architectural style of the time. So, Alesund got its unique face.
After 2 hours of wandering around the city we were soaked and cold and went back to the camper. I turned the heater on to dry the dog and our clothes and warm up ourselves. We got out the cards and played a bit accompanied by a good bottle of red wine.
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