The DS Skibladner approaching Hamar.
The relaxed journey gives an excellent opportunity to view the townships along the way.
At this early stage of the journey there were not many passengers on board, at least on this part of the boat.
View from the boat.
There are a number of small islands in the lake, and speed boats are popular.
View of the main crank shaft of the engine. This part of the boat was decidedly warm so was avoided during the heat of the afternoon, but was a good place to be in the early evening when the outside temperature had fallen. The gentle wuff-wuff-wuff sounds from the engine was magnificent, a total contrast to the constant deep rumble and vibration of the diesel engines in the express boats on the west coast.
One of the passenger saloons on board.
Some typical farm buildings painted in the traditional red and white colours.
The dining room, which seats up to 70 people.
All photographs Copyright Frank Stamford, 2008, who may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 27 August 2008