Step 1: Knock the perfect coconut down from a tree. It can't be too green or it won't be ripe enough. It can't be too brown or it may have started to grow into a tree already (some of the seeds start growing into palms before they even fall off the tree!). And any that have fallen off on their own are either already trees or have been devoured by a coconut crab.
And over again until it falls down.
After much determination, we got the fresh one we were throwing stuff at and poking to fall of the tree. Woohoo!
Now that we have the coconut, we need to bust into that hairy, thick outer shell. One way to do that is to bash the coconut repeatedly against a pointy rock.
And bash it some more.
Step 2 is pretty exhausting too. I was exhausted just watching and taking all these pictures.
Good thing coconuts are usually located near rocks.
I had to enlarge this one so you could fully appreciate the strength it takes to conquer Step 2. Go Nick!
He may even be enjoying himself out there! Go step 2!
Angel stepped into help with the rest of, yes, Step 2. We are still on Step 2, trying to free the seed from its casing.
Step 3: Nick broke into the seed (using yet another rock), and we gnawed at the freshest coconut you will ever eat. Definitely something to try when you make your way out to visit (ahem... you know who you are). Yum!