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    From GURSKEN - not too far from Ålesund:

    2018_03_15-DJI Mavic PRO-Lagatun-Grusken-DJI_0900 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Aalesund celebrated 170 years since being incorporated as a city yesterday:
      https://www.aalesund-chamber.no/nyhe...-dagen-alesund

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        Are you coming???: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/04/17...t-16503371.ece

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          Big event in Aalesund yesterday. The North West Conference Festival was arranged last week, rounded off with a concert on Aksla last night.It was attended by abt. 5000 people, incl. the Prime Minister who actually walked up the steps:
          http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/04/21...t-16533263.ece

          She kind of dominate the town from up there:

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            The steps to Fjellstua was illuminated for the event:




            And Christian Radich was in town as well:

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              WOW. Great atmosphere.

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                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                The question is rather: DID YOU GO?
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post

                  The question is rather: DID YOU GO?
                  No, but my son and his girlfriend represented the family.

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                    Good to hear that your family was represented... looking at the colourful lights from the stairs, it appears to create a wonderful atmosphere.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      Brude's trip across the Atlantic to become a film or TV show??:
                      http://www.smp.no/kultur/2018/05/01/...r-16602579.ece

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                        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                        Brude's trip across the Atlantic to become a film or TV show??:
                        http://www.smp.no/kultur/2018/05/01/...r-16602579.ece
                        Nice! From the small image I'm able to see without paying an entrance fee, I guess they are talking about that egg-shaped first lifeboat, right?

                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        • ombugge
                          ombugge commented
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                          Yes it is about "Brudeegget" and the trip he made across to USA in 1904-05. (I thought I had managed to bypass the paywall, but apparently not)
                          It is standing a bit hidden away now, but there are some who are working towards getting it back to Skansekaia where it was for many years:
                          http://www.bypatrioten.com/byblogg/v...te-brudeegget/

                        THE WARMEST PLACE IN NORWAY!!!:
                        https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...rmest-i-landet
                        This seldom happens except in the winter, when warm ocean and foehn wind across the mountains cause heat to build up, especially in the Tafjord.

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                          The next time you are in Aalesund (in good weather) take a trip up to Grimmerhaugen, where Aalesund museum is situated.
                          There you will find "Brudeegget", the fully enclosed lifeboat that Capt. Brude and his crew of three sailed from Aalesund to Gloucester, USA in 1904:




                          If you walk north along a path you'll come to a little visited lookout point:

                          (Here viewed in reverse)

                          With a comfortable bench, appropriately named "Aalsundsbenken" (the Aalesund bench):


                          From there you can enjoy this view of the Inner Harbour and the sun setting over Giske:

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                            The snow is melting in the mountains:




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                              Aalesund is dressed for 17.May, incl. the old Borgund Sparebank building:


                              And NMK:




                              More modestly at our block:


                              Our flag was out as well:

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