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Amara River Cruise
Bhamaw to Mandalay
Going Aboard and Day 1.

 
 

Our first glimpse of Amara 1, moored south of Bhamaw

 

 
 

Settling in.

 

 
 

Night falls on our first evening aboard

 

 
 

Reed Collecting

 

 
 

 

 
 

The reed collectors live in temporary huts on the sand spit... total contrast to the luxury aboard the Amara cruise boat

 

 
 

The reeds are cut to length, split and left to dry on the sand spit

 

 
 

 

 
 

Ready for breakfast

 

 
 

Relaxing as the cruise gets under way

 

 
 

Approaching the Second Defile

 

 
 

The Second Defile

 

 
 

The well equipped cabin

 

 
 

Our first trip ashore to Kyun Taw

 

 
 

Kyun Taw Pagoda

 

 
 

Kyun Taw

Back to Amara 1

 

 
 

 

 
 

Relaxing before dinner

 

 
 

Sunsets on the Irrawaddy after an enjoyable first day