I never would have guessed that a sea turtle lives inside each of these seeds; but Mr. Lawrence on Big Corn Island knew there was a turtle in each and he skillfully coaxes them out, one at a time.
Lawrence Dacosta Downs is an artisan and over the years I've purchased some of his beautiful hand made jewelry. But when I saw one of his turtles I knew I had to have one. Thanks to Mr. Lawrence I now have a whole bale of his tiny turtles.
When you visit Big Island, Rowena at Sunrise Hotel in South End can help connect you with Mr. Lawrence. 'Ena and Mr. Lawrence are two more of the extraordinary people on Nicaragua's Caribbean side.