It was a great day in Alesund! It was a little overcast, but not too bad. We had a splendid little walk all over the waterfront and around the many corners. It was absolutely spotless, I have to say, I was really impressed with the complete lack of litter or even cigarette butts anywhere. Every once in a while, it would start to sprinkle, but it held off and we were able to enjoy the pretty potted flowers that decorated the town.
Norway has a very strong folklore history and they still hold true to it today. You can’t go anywhere in Norway without seeing trolls. There are trolls everywhere, Christmas ornaments, refrigerator magnets, dolls, miniatures, giant statues, and books upon books upon books. I love it! There’s a lot to be said for fairy tales, and we are loving these fuzzy little guys.