Brad, Dan and Scott's Sailing Adventure

"There she is boys! The SS More Powerful than Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and the Incredable Hulk combined." This space will be used to post updates of our odyssey.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

In response to Sandy’s inquiry about the Coconuts


So the coconut gathering and husking mission happened on New Years Eve. Dan Brad and Jeff went looking for coconuts on Hamburger Beach after we had been misinformed/missed the Bahamian boat race we went to watch. I stayed on the beach to take some photos and catch up on some sleep. The trail was full of sand burrs and noone had shoes so they improvised and made shoes out of leaves and palm fawns. They came back with maybe 15 coconuts an hour later. Husking them took another hour. We were able to find bolts sticking out under the dock you see in the pictures and use the bolt to shred the husk. As to what we did with the coconuts after we had so many, we drank them. It was new years and how can you be in the Bahamas on new years and not have a coconut, pineapple and rum drink out of a coconut. We chiseled the top off and cut a hole in them. Pouring the ingredients in was a snap and bam, you have your self a fantastic drink. Now we did encounter a problem with the storage of the ones we didn’t use that day, which were most of them. We stored them in close to direct sunlight which caused them to burst. Our bad. I hope that clears up the coconut harvesting pictures.


  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Sandy said…

    Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like the right thing to do with coconuts. The festival sure must have been fun. Love all the details.Sandy

  • At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are all becoming very Bahamanian or great observers of the Bahamanian life. Thanks for sharing. S's Mom

  • At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Phyllis said…

    it was 68 degrees in Boston today - flowers are very confused. Tomorrow we'll go to playoff Patriot game, so if you are watching, we'll be in skybox on the Jets sideline.
    When we come to Exuma, which cookbook should I bring - the one for marlin or swordfish or just macaroni? Phyllis

  • At 8:20 AM, Blogger Bob said…

    Scott - it's nice to hear about some of the local culture and festivities in your posts. As usual we're enjoying your trip vicariously. We had a very nice evening with your Mom and Dad last night - great dinner they made. Still no winter here - in the low 60's yesterday. Skis and snowshoes are lonely. Charlie says "woof". Bob

  • At 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Brad! Brett here. I stopped by your Mom's yesterday and hung out at the kitchen table for an hour. I missed Bill but Sandy gave me the URL and a tour of Georgetown. I dutifully started at the beginning of the blog and am now all caught up.

    I'm glad you guys finally made it - I don't think I could have hung in for that long trip south. It looked pretty cold out there! I'm also pleasantly surprised you were so useful in the fixing department - who knew?

    The pictures and videos are great! Nice touch on telling us in the text that new pics are up. It is easy to cross reference and see a bit of what you've seen.

    So where to from here?

  • At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Guys

    My husband and I will be in Nassau (at Atlantis) this weekend (Thurs-Mon.). If you are in Nassau, we would love to catch up with you and buy you a drink and see the boat. Truth be told, we miss the boat, though we are enjoying living vicariously through your adventures.

    Alison (Bill's daughter)

  • At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Dan said…

    We've been out of contact for awhile coming up the Exumas. If you're referring to the 6th, I guess we just missed you. We're at Atlantis right now, but leaving Friday Morning, we'll probably be anchored somewhere in Nassau Harbor for the next 2 nights.


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