From the depths of the South Pacific.

While jumping from atoll to atoll we came across one which seemed particularly remote. Think population of 10. Middle of nowhere. Nothing but a few guys working the coconut trees. Often sleeping in hammocks. Living off nothing other than rain water, fish and well, coconut. Export of Copra, dried coconut, is their main source of income. They literally harvest tons and tons of Copra every year. Friendly folk. So friendly they invited us to go Coconut Crab hunting one evening. One of those moments you only find off the beaten path.

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