Sister and I went on a walkabout through the rain in aalesund. Soft drizzly drops. Cool & gray. We found a secret passage leading up through a wooded hillside. Queen Anne's lace made clouds of white blossoms along the path.
We found a school with bright plastic trucks and pails scattered across the school yard. Signs of life everywhere but few actual people walking about. Quiet.
there are a few shops and restaurants.
we stomped around looking for action.
sister was perplexed at the absence of inhabitants. She endeavored to study the situation more carefully later.
there are no lack of lupines, pansies, queen Anne's lace, wildfowers, and a vast assortment of other blooming plants. drunken bees gorge on nectar cocktails. The scent of flowers hangs in the air.
the plant kingdom in aalesund is rich & happy.
We were also happy when we saw our dining room at our hotel. They layout complimentary spreads of food morning, noon, and night. Waffles are served between 1-6. Our room is big and we spend lots of time watching all manner of sailboat float past our windows.
the buildings are mostly art nouveau with assorted iron and plaster ornamentation. Pretty.
Like in Bergen, the water comes out of the tap icy cold & delicious. We gulp it down. 2 horses drinking from a trough.
we think a lot of our other sister Dottie, who we know would be in boat heaven here.
We noisily slurp down great bowlfuls of fish soup. Sister quite a bit more noisily than I!
a sweet little place. Still...I miss my beloved Bergen.
In a few hours we'll leave the snowy mountaintops of aalesund behind and get our head and tail feathers pointed south.
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