After breakfast, cast off and sail through downstream from Bhamo and we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel and visit a typical river village. We arrive at Katha, in the late afternoon, a beautiful town with and interesting market, friendly people, and a unique atmosphere. The setting of the George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” and also the place where hundreds of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled in 1942 before the Japanese could seize them. We explore this pleasant colonial town. Dinner and overnight on boat.