Sea Beans

If you’ve ever walked the beaches on Eleuthera you may have come across a seed that looks like this. They go by many names such as Sea Beans, Drift Seeds, Wa Wa Seeds, Sea Hearts…

Sea Bean

Sea Bean

 

 

 

 

 

I have also heard that in days gone by  sailors, upon finding one, would keep it in their pockets for good luck given that the seed had managed to float safely on the years for years at a time.

Various Sea Beans

Various Sea Beans

Over the years we have found and collected many of these seeds as well as other varieties and have them stored in jars for decoration.

Jar with Sea Beans

Jar with Sea Beans

So if on your travels to Eleuthera you come across any of these seeds you’ll now know a bit more about them and wonder where exactly they came from. How long did they float at sea before arriving at these shores? No one can say but keep it in your pocket and enjoy your travels as safely as the seed has from wherever it came from.

 

 

This article was published on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the following categories: Featured Articles

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