Route No. 27acontd. JVflW Moulmein to Noung-palaya*contd.
Names of Stages.
Inter- TotaU mediate.
2. Sakaw-gyee 22
3. Pay-nay-bin j 10 camp.
4. Kaloodo 12 j 44 (police fort).
5. M ay sal aw stream.
6. Pha stream CPhoo in map).
7. Pab-zoung | 22 J 77
8. Htoo stream 17 94
In dry weather only 2-ton boats can be employed, and the time is six days up and from two to three down.
The Yowzaleen is not navigable above Pah-poon owing to rapids. The distance from Moulmein is rather more than 150 miles as the crow flies.
Up the left bank of the Yonzalcen, crossing numerous tributaries.
The road leaves the valley of the Yonzalcen and crosses Kaloodo hill, 2,700 feet high. Descending on the other side, it runs for a while in the rocky bed of the Pay-nay-bin stream, and soon after reaches the camp of the same name.
Road for half way down the valley of the Pay-nay-bin, then up that of another stream to the police fort, which is situated on a strong hill 1,800 feet above the sea. At the northern foot of the hill, at which the police stockade stands, the road bifurcates, the westerly branch going to Sliwe-gyeen, and the northerly to Karenee.
Road for a short distance over undulating country, and then along the valley of the Padel and Maysalaw streams, finally descending to the bed of the latter.
Road passes over a hill 3,000 feet high to the Pha stream, whic h is 70 or 80 yards wide, and forms the southern boundary of Karenee.
The country traversed is covered with eng forests. The soil is strong, and there is very little undergrowth.
The road in this marchjcrosses the Nga kolay, Kyun, and
At the first of these a road branches off to Loomattee and Kyouk-kyee or Shwegyecn. The width of the Nga stream is about 70 or 80 yards, and that of the Kaymaphoo, in which lead is obtained, about 150 yards. The country traversed as far as the Kaymaphoo stream is dry, stony, and undulating, with here and there steep rocky places. The forest with which the country is covered is principally eng. Between the Kaymaphoa and Pab-zoung stream there is a plateau some 2 mile* wide, covered with grass, bamboos, and large timber.
The country passed over resembles that in first part of last march. The road runs parallel with the Htoo stream, and crosses a road leading west to Toungofe The camping ground is on the Htoo stream, which is about 200 yards wide, and blocked some distance above by huge rocks.The country passed over resembles that in first part of last march. The road runs parallel with the Htoo stream, and crosses a road leading west to Toungofe The camping ground is on the Htoo stream, which is about 200 yards wide, and blocked some distance above by huge rocks.