We were at the resort for only long enough to drop off my luggage and deal with a certain call of nature - less than 30 minutes in total. Then it was back in the boat, heading south to the Orchid Restaurant in Thar Lay Village, not far from a certain pagoda. Inle Lake is shallow, polluted, with a lot of sediment, including human waste. I would not wish to select fish from the menu as a matter of course. This view is of some housing near the resort as we commenced the afternoon's tour.