|Every year we aim to take the children from the refuge on two outings if we can. The first of the year has traditionally been the white water rafting trip and the second, usually around September/October time is different each year. This year, with the help of Michael Micklem, the kids were treated to a fantastic tropical beach holiday. PT Sritex, a large local textile company, very generously supplied a bus complete with driver and fuel for the 3 hour trip to Widiombo beach, a beautiful small cove on the south coast of Java. At the beach, someone had built some bamboo huts and they very generously allowed us to use them during our stay. After unpacking all the gear, the kids attacked the beach and sea and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the day. They swam, had sandcastle competitions and buried each other in the sand, then as the sun went down, took artistic photos of themselves to add to their facebook profiles.