Welcome to the first article of my trip to Central Java, Indonesia. First and foremost my apologies for taking so long to post this. There have been several excuses, or reasons, depending on your view point. As soon as I got back I had to pack up all my clobber and move into my new spot, so that took a while, as I have a lot of ‘stuff’. I’ve also been super busy at work and then there is my own internal struggle in not being able to start this series with the first river which I did, because some of those photos will appear in the Indonesian National Geographic and cannot be posted anywhere before they’ve gone through a cycle that side. It’s in my nature to want to start the first article with the first river we did, in chronological order, but alas I cannot delay anymore and must fight the demons inside of me and do what I absolutely hate doing. This is similar to the way I never listen to music in my car on odd numbers, except for multiples of 5, and then 7 and 21 are acceptable in my eyes and the exceptions. Seriously. I assure you, I’m otherwise quite normal :-) I’ve also been waiting for photos from Toto, and am still waiting more than 3 months later.