It happens on this trip that the little steamer will not hold all the tourists, who have come in a large party to see the lake, so a number of them are being towed behind in the tender. These, as it happens, are chiefly Germans; a great many German tourists visit Norway in summer by the Hamburg-American excursion boats, though English-speaking travelers are more numerous still.
Sometimes on a summer Sunday, when there is to be preaching at Loen church, the steamer tows a number of rowboats from the lakeside farms.
The one place on the west shore where there is room for any farms, is away up near the head of the lake. This steamer will carry us there. The landing-place is marked 78. Be sure to find it on the map.