We rode into the City (Yangon) and caught the ferry access the Yangon River, with our bike. We had worked out a possible route to make a loop ride so headed off the main road for an enjoyable long ride into the countryside.
Crossing the Yangon River to Dala.<br />There was every sort of boat on the river from very small motor boats to large tankers. And the Ferry was for everyone A bike load of live chooks Once we left Dala we saw some sort of celebration with hundreds of brightly dressed people, mostly women walking back from the field. A fisherman casting his net into the canal And now we were off the beaten track&hellip;. signs only in Burmese! This was a pretty typical medium sized house built on the canal. At a road junction we stopped for lunch. Annette pointed to some eggs and we had it with rice It also came with a vey spicy side dish which had a cow hung after taste (and appearance).  The total cost with iced water: 2000 or about AU$2.50. The road was still quite good In the wet season the only way to get around would be by boat! A bullock cart collecting hay from the field And a second cart unloading the hay onto a huge haystack. A roadside sign must have said: Caution rough road! or proceed at your own risk! And the road got worse. Luckily his is not the wet season. Eventually they were rebuilding the road. Breaking rocks by hand and laying them neatly to make a road base, all by hand. A larger home and a stupa or pagoda in the background. The ornate entrance to the buddist monastery.  The road was good near here! Finally we reached a crossroad after about 55km. Just near &ldquo;Wabalaukthauk&rdquo; which I guess is what this sign says. We asked for direction as the GPS had no roads marked at this point and turned back towards a main road. Another Monastery out in the middle of the fields. At about 65 km the dirt road finished and we reached the main road South at a busy town of Kawhmu.  It was getting late so we headed directly back to our homestay in  Yangon. A tool ride of 116 km.