Paradise Found - Part 3 / by David Johnstone

A PADDLE ON LAKE INDAWGYI 

I had plenty of time to enjoy the Lake whether it was by boat, kayak or simply just sitting and observing. A half day’s hire of a kayak came out at 7500 khat, about £4.50 which, considering it’s beauty and tranquility, was a very cheap price to pay indeed.  

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A good time to crack open a Beer Myanmar...

A good time to crack open a Beer Myanmar...

...and a good time to read Orwell’s ‘Burmese Days’ 

...and a good time to read Orwell’s ‘Burmese Days’ 

Local fishermen cast their nets

Local fishermen cast their nets

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The lake was cold and misty until things cleared, generally around 11am and, though the mornings were best for bird-watching, the afternoons were exquisite in their total serenity, the lake calm and great for just gently paddling around the swampy perimeter or just stopping and listening. 

The waters are crystal-clear

The waters are crystal-clear

Flooded forest at the lake’s perimeters

Flooded forest at the lake’s perimeters

Happy as a pig in the proverbial

Happy as a pig in the proverbial

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