Taking the ferry ride was a great decision. Almost nobody else is here this time of year, and there's plenty of room to sit on the top deck and get the best views.
I still can't believe my luck at the weather. Everything is sunny and warm, and I don't think I could have timed it better. I've only experience the smallest amount of rain. Alesund is known for always been cool, but even the locals have been commenting on how warm it is.