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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Ålesund on wheels

This morning's visit brought to mind a line from one of my favourite films... " There comes a point, you're so wet, you can't get any wetter." The weather started off cold and drizzly and progressed to torrential rain.

We went for a walk around the town. It looks a very pretty town but we had decided to explore this morning, then have lunch, then visit a museum this afternoon. In reality, we got so cold and wet that after lunch, we stayed on board.

From deck 14 of the ship, the town looked quite flat. Not so at ground level! We climbed a small mountain to visit the church, only to find it was closed.

We nearly didn't take the freewheel today but I'm glad we did. They don't have much concept here of a dropped curb. I certainly couldn't live here independently.

Once we had warmed up and dried off, we noticed steam coming off the deck swimming pool and were tempted. That was a great move! The pool was so warm! We spent an hour or more swimming with only one other couple. Loads of people passing asked us if it was warm but then wouldn't believe us. More fool them!

Tip of the day: if you are getting out of a swimming pool to sit back in a wheelchair, use a waterproof pad to protect your seat. The other day I didn't but today I did. Today my seat is still dry.

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