OBSERVATION: If you should ever get washed up on a tropical island, you had better know how to husk coconuts. And pierce them, to drink. Here, Temeeti has an iron stake to do it. An islander (Aua of Beru) taught me how to husk coconuts even without the iron stake. My father taught me how to pierce them. One can drink coconut milk of course, but coconut sap (toddy) is drunk more often.