52. Coconut

I love watching the survivor shows or scenes in movies where they land on a deserted island and have to find food and water, and inevitable, they all turn to the coconut.  Last thing I want is a scene out of Castaway where I try and open one up, only to slice my hand wide open…

Same story as the one with the mango.  Neighbor had a few palm trees, not to mention the plethora of them at the beach.  I’ve always hated coconut with a passion, but it always seemed so interesting and worth knowing, so I made sure to learn.  I had seen them do it on several shows, so I had an inkling.  After a little practice, got quite good at it.  Even had a coconut husking contest with 2 other Americans and a native Australian after picking them directly from the tree.  I won :)

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