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The Ayeyarwady Dolphins & it's third defile

THE THIRD DEFILE?

Any idea what that might be? No? Me neither.

So - I asked Mr So.

The answer - a Defile is a gorge, like a canyon. The first defile is upstream from the third.

When we get there we will spin around & head back south ..

Somewhere along the way, we spotted the very famous Ayeyarwady Dolphins. Maybe four of the 50 or so left in the river. It was very exciting & I have a video that shows them but if you blink you miss them so I will not post it.

You will just have to take my word for it.

We also saw at least one on the way back south but not even a video of that one.

On with the show ...

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We were advised that on no account should we drink the water from the tap in our cabins. The tap water is filtered river water. Large quantities of bottled water were supplied & we were told to use it even for brushing our teeth.

I guess this lady missed the E Mail ...

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Something here being hoisted up to or down from the Pagoda ..

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Marianne - having a chat or chatting up the barman, it's hard to tell with her.

Beer is complimentary so we just helped ourselves from the fridge but anyone who had a particularly busy day would ask someone to bring a bottle over...

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It must be close to here that we turned around .. does not look much like a defile to me but then what do I know.

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This a gold mining camp ..

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Extremely large log rafts ..

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Marianne again - not having much luck in the chatting up department ..

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Stowaways ...

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Passing MIngun ...

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Passing Mandalay - the ferris wheel is in an amusement park, just a walk away from the hotel I will be staying at in a couple of days ...

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About to park the boat at Sagiang - the kids spot us & raise the alarm ..

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Still a while before getting off the boat but that's the end of the cruising .. and a very fine cruise it was too. Pandaw is the name of the company. Not cheap but excelent ..

Posted by hasbeen 13:45 Archived in Myanmar

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