Coconut tree climbing – and jumping – in Southern Quintana Roo, Mexico. Coconuts, or cocos in Spanish, were an exciting fruit to explore here. We collected them as they washed up along the shore and played with their dried out shells. Locals were quick to point out which ones taste best – yellow for the coconut flesh, green for the coconut water, never the ones that have already fallen – so soon after this picture, we borrowed a machete and tried our hand at cutting a few open ourselves. And by we, I mean my husband. Gauging by the number of swings and how quickly he broke into a sweat, it did not look easy. But…it was very fun to watch and just as fun to taste.


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