While Tig has been busy hunting, we’ve been gathering. Seaweed, you say? Wild edible roots, fruits, and shoots? Nope. Sea Beans.
We learned about them rather late in our trip. I saw a little girl with a hamburger bean anklet in Georgetown and was hooked. For the next couple of weeks, I feverishly combed the beaches, rummaging through seaweed to find our little collection of sea beans.
In the above picture we have a gray sea pearl, three hamburger beans, two plain looking ones and a heart bean in the middle. You can even hand polish them to shiny perfection, but I’ll save that for another day.
A necklace I made.
Sea beans aside, my girl has amassed an impressive collection herself of assorted shells, stones, and sharks teeth.