Alesund, Norway - 14 JUN 2016

Alesund is set across several islands stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean.
We got a bus ride and didn't have to take the 418 steps up to the Aksla viewpoint.
The Norwegian Fjord Horse is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds. They are small but very strong, used for both harness and saddle.
Based on Viking burial sites, the Fjord Horse has been selectively bred for over 2,000 years. 90% are brown dun (tan) in color. The mane is white but dark in the center; it is cut short to stand erect making it look like a dark line on top.
 The Borgund Church was rebuilt in 1904.
It was originally a stone structure built in the 14th century.
We walked from the church to the Sunnmøre Open Air Museum.
They have over 50 well preserved old buildings displaying various architectural styles and lifestyles from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.  
This one had been a hotel with lower level parking for your boat:
Back at the modern museum, TW did his usual tricks.
In the afternoon, we took a self-tour of downtown.
Alesund was rebuilt after a fire in 1904.
It is known for its Art Nouveau style architecture.
Next stop, Shetland Islands.