Posted on Sun, 10-Sep-2023Tue, 03-Oct-2023 by pamÅlesund – Norway 10/26 Alesund – view of this beautiful town from Mount Aksla. Reflection of the Art Nouveau buildings of Alesund. The town was rebuilt following a devastating fire in 1904. We enjoyed a walk along the waterfront/inland canal in Alesund. We saw this crest several times showing the strong connection this town has to the North Atlantic or Norwegian Sea. We traveled the time machine and toured the The Art Nouveau and KOBE museums. Detail of the well preserved building with slate tile roofs. The town reconstruction employed a lot of different trades throughout Norway. This is a bold claim! For our lunch: the cod was thick, succulent, fresh, with a light fried battered just right – it is a contender. Definitely the best in the world we had today! All wine/alcohol must be purchased at this government run entity: Vinmonopolet (located in many towns) Wine O’Clock around the world: Spain, Italy, France, Australia! Wynn’s was rated the best buy in Norway under 200kr (under $20) so worth a try. Many of the islands are connected to Alesund by tunnels under the sea and through the mountains. Our destination was the island of Godoy to see the Alnes Lighthouse. Speaking of tunnels: A future project is in the works for Norway: Stad Ship Tunnel. It will accommodate 4 ships/ferry an hour for a safe passage through Stadhavet Sea. Catch a wave: Hang Ten on the North Atlantic!