|Our first of many sunsets in the land of the midnight sun|
|The first white-tailed eagle|
|Alesund. The Art Deco City|
|A fish farm. We would see many of these.|
|Imagine dragging the building materials up here|
We checked in and boarded the boat about 4:00. A Norwegian gin and tonic eased the wait until our rooms were ready at 6:00. Bergen had dawned with sun and no clouds, but by the time we headed out at 8:00 pm it was raining. It would continue to rain until the next morning. We did however get a break in the clouds about midnight for a lovely sunset. It was still raining as we awoke the next morning and we were in one of the few short sections of open sea. But soon we were again inside the protective islands and calmer waters.
|Most of these fjord homes do have a boat house for transportation|
We stopped at Alesund where I had hoped we would have time for a short stroll because Alesund is full of art deco architecture. Downtown burned in 1904. Because it was rebuilt so quickly, most of the downtown buildings were completed in art deco style and that look has been preserved to this day. Unfortunately we were a bit late and there wasn’t time to do more than just get off and quickly back on. I chose to simply remain aboard and see what I could from the deck. We stopped at Alesund again in the evening, but that was during dinner, so we did not have time for a stroll then either.
|Seven sisters who refused to marry the young man from the opposite side.|
|It's a good story|
|The start of the Troll Highway|
|The shuttle craft|
|A mine along the fjord|
|A little entertainment as we learn about smoked lamb|
|Arrival in Molde|