Up and out by 07:00. Took a taxi to the bus station from Downtown Yangon. The bus to Hpa An left at 09:00 and arrived at around 15:00. It was another VIP bus with only three big seats in every row each with their own entertainment system. I watched the movie "Lucy" again. I think I saw it for the first time in Asia in 2014.
The bus dropped me off right in front of the River View Motel. After checking in, I walked to the boat dock in town about a 1 km away. I took the little ferry boat across the river with a few locals. I walked up Hpa Pu mountain which is really just a hill. The monk made me take my shoes off on the rough path so it was grueling coming down with bare feet. It was rocky and not cement steps like usual so it was pretty rough on my delicate feet.
Got some great sunset photos of the area. I didn't make it to the top of the hill because I was worried about getting back to the river before 18:00 to catch the last ferry back across.