A week in Norway
13.10.2014 15 °C
We spent a lovely week in Alesund in Norway. Jim went off to his course each morning and was back by 3:30 each afternoon for the week. I spent the week sleeping in, relaxing, exploring Alesund, skyping with my daughters, and generally taking it easy. This slow pace has been induced somewhat by a shoulder injury which I'm trying to nurse back to functional.
Alesund is a town of about 50,000 and it known as a great example of art nouveau architecture, having been almost entirely wiped out by a fire in 1904, but completely rebuilt.
It is a gateway to the most amazing Norwegian coastline and fjords. We called in here when we came to Norway six years ago, so were pleased to have more time to look around.
Over the week, I met the people who were doing the course with Jim, plus two partners. Jim's company took us all out for dinner to the top restaurant in town, where we tried Norway's fish speciality 'klippfisk' (dried and salted cod). We also had a tour around Farstad head office - Farstad definitely looks after their employees well. We stayed one extra day and took a boat ride around the local islands. Truly spectacular, not as cold as I thought it would be, crisp and clear.