Sunday, March 17, 2013

A giving culture

It quickly became battle of the gifts!  We were given a huge bunch of bananas, and once they started turning, they all went quick.  So we tried dehydrating them on the cabin top... 

We were given so many coconuts in the beginning, we thought there would be no way to eat them all.  Very quickly though, we had formed a habit of eating at least 4 a day, and everytime we ran out, more would show up!  
In retaliation we gave away some of our canned food, helped with outboard engine repair, and we made a cake for the mayor.  In return, though, we got coconut crab, lobster, and coconut wine!  We had lost the battle, and I think that is the way the islanders prefer it.

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