In the last couple of weeks there have been an inordinate number of Coconuts stranded along the foreshore. Strangely enough this seems to happen a couple of times a year. Most are intact and in their husks and having opened one or two, most are perfectly sound and just fine for the birds!

So here are the theories...

  • That some where along the river some one regularly has a surfeit of coconuts and throws them in...
  • That a rather ill placed Coconut Shy with punters with a good arm regularly loses his wares to the river (and possibly a source of the tennis balls as well)
  • That they float here from more tropical climes
  • That they are dropped over the side of some of the big Thames bound container ships as good luck offerings. Sometimes we find them wrapped up in silk hankerchiefs or scarves...


I am open to suggestions!