Day 7: From Bjölstad to Alesund

Alesund Travel Blog

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Molde is wellknown as the city of jazz. Unfortunately the weather was very bad and we haven't seen much.
After breakfast we headed south to Molde for some sightseeing. This little town is famous for its roses and the jazz festival. But in early june (with this cold weather too) you won't find lots of roses. Just the statue of the Lady of Roses downtown. Molde is a nice place located at the Moldefjord. We wandered around a bit and at noon we took the ferry to Vestnes heading westwards to Alesund.

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.
Molde isn't only the city of jazz it's the city of roses, too.
It's not really a camp ground but there's a service building with showers and toilets aswell as a disposal place for chemical toilets and waste water. Usually the view on the atlantic is amazing from that place but due to the heavy rains we couldn't see much.

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. 


aloneinthecrowd says:
We've been to southern Norway (Stavanger area) last year at the beginning of July and the weather was awfull, too. Nobody knows how the weather will be and you can't change it. If you have the right clothes you can handle it. Of course, it's more fun in the sun but I really don't mind. We had a great holiday with lots of great experiences and that's what counts.
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009
tvillingmarit says:
The weather distroyed your visit in Molde and Ålesund. Molde is a very nice town with lots of roses, we call it The town of Roses. Ålesund is also a great town with all Jugens houses. See you have been traveling early June. May bee early Juli had been better.
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009
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Molde is wellknown as the city of …
Molde is wellknown as the city of…
Molde isnt only the city of jazz …
Molde isn't only the city of jazz…
View on Molde from the pier
View on Molde from the pier
View on Molde from the ferry
View on Molde from the ferry
The Moldefjord
The Moldefjord
Ferry at Romsdalfjorden
Ferry at Romsdalfjorden
Ready to go
Ready to go
View from the parking lot in Alesu…
View from the parking lot in Ales…
A walk in the rain
A walk in the rain
warm-up
warm-up
Alesund
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