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  • ombugge
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    That's it for today.

  • ombugge
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    Some residences at the outskirts of Aalesund:


    This apparently a single family house:


    New houses in old style:





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  • ombugge
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    The Borgund Sparebank building was mentioned earlier. It was built in 1926
    Here is a closer look:




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  • ombugge
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    Fresh Fish and boiled Crayfish on sale at the wharf:








    Noticed the dog running around on the wharf???
    It belongs to one of the boats and is equipped with a life preserver and a handle, just in case.

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  • ombugge
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    This is obviously a stone that somebody have "modified":


    Somebody has apparently put up a Satellite disk on stilts in the middle of town:





    They obviously didn't read the instruct manual, since Communication satellites are geo-stationary and over Equator.

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  • ombugge
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    Another classical Aalesund view:


    Maybe not so classical, but at least the view of the HSC Terminal is becoming so:


    This statue is of a Seafarer on the dog watch:


    A statue in honour of the Seagulls:






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  • ombugge
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    A walkabout in Aalesund today.
    The City hall in it's new edition:


    The "normal" view of Aalesund looks like it is in B/W:


    The new Milk bar has a bit of freeboard, even at high tide:

    Space for abt. 50 Cm of storm surge.

    This is another Statue (or actually just a bust) of one well known War hero from Aalesund:

    She is known as "Malta Margit" due to here presents on board the Talabot in one of the Malta Convoys during WWII: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margit_Johnsen

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  • ombugge
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    Down by the beach at 1458 hrs. and the familiar Sula mountain in focus:


    View to the West, with Hessafjorden. Runde in the far distance:


    As we reached home at 1517 hrs. the light had changed again and the sun had gone below the horizon:


    "The blue hour", as seen from the veranda at 1618 hrs.:



    End of the daylight for this day, but not the end of the report from today's walkabout in Aalesund.

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  • ombugge
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    Change of venue. This is from Borgundgavelen (Near Sunnmore Museum) at 1435 hrs.:




    Another change of venue. This is from Hatlane at 1443 hrs.:




    Turning more to the South East the colours are gone:


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  • ombugge
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    Very high tide had been forecasted for this time:

    But not high enough to be a problem due to lack of storm surge

    ​But this is about changing light. Here is a look towards the mountains in the South East at 1315 hrs.:


    Looking North West at 1338 hrs.:


    North East at the same time:

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  • ombugge
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    03. Jan. 2014: We are in the shadow of the mountain when the storms and heavy rain hits Norway from the South East, which means quite nice weather in Aalesund, with the temperature staying relatively warm. (7 - 10 C)
    At times the Fhoen effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foehn_wind cause the temperature to raise many degrees above normal, especially in the bottom of the fjords, like Geiranger and Tafjord etc.

    As many will be aware of I'm very much conscious and impressed by the changing light conditions at this time of the year. Many years of living and working in other parts of the world may be the cause of this. With the danger of boring someone with something that is normal, and therefore uninteresting to them, I'll post pictures of the light changes seen today and from several venues.

    Starting withe view from the veranda at 1014 hrs. this morning:


    At 1119 hrs.:




    At 1206 hrs.:


    Time to get out for a walkabout in town.



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  • ombugge
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    02. Jan. 2014: Today's weather in Aalesund was still reasonably good in the morning, dry and not too windy:




    Deteriorated later, with more wind, but the temperature hovered between 8-10 C. Not much of a winter.
    No walkabout today.
    Last edited by ombugge; January 3rd, 2014, 18:33.

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  • ombugge
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    You are welcome.

  • Seagull
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    No exact “next time” plans yet ombugge, but those are all great ideas for when I do.

  • ombugge
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    Well, a trip up Vannspringdalen to get to Fjellstua as a warmup and off to Sunnmore Museum for a stroll should be enough for one day.
    Boat trips to Runde, Ona and into Hjorundfjorden is another three days. How long will you be??
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