Freshly Plucked Coconut

Our panga washed up on an empty, sun-beaten stretch of beach on an island in Bocas del Toro, Panama. 

Beach Bocas del Toro Panama

There, a man climbed a palm to harvest coconut under the greedy eyes of vultures.

Man in palm treeVultures

Hatcheting open the fallen coconuts, we discovered treasure. A creamy ball that tasted richly overripe, like coconut cheese, never to be seen again. The surrounding flesh was succulently sweet, and the juice, nectar for goddesses.

Coconut

Drunken on coco and lazing in the equatorial heat with the ladies of Chica Surf Adventures.

chica surf adventures bocas del toro 

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