Hello my fellow readers/fans/followers,
I apologize sincerely for not posting sooner, but everything has been CRAZY on this mermaids end. Now that summer is officially done in my area of the world, things have calmed down enough to where I can sit down and enjoy writing in my blog. Yay.
I was interviewed on our local news station about the pirate festival and mermaids. I had some of my pirate friends with me to help me out (since it was my first TV show appearance). It was amazing; the host of the show was so sweet and (ironically) her daughter has a mermaid tail made by 2 Fins and was on the show because she was excited to meet me. Excited to meet me! I was so honored. I didn't have my silicone tail (it was attempted delivery the saturday before my TV appearance, but the mail lady didn't even bring it to my house...grrr) so I wore my fabric tail and then went to the post office to collect my long awaited full silicone tail :) Here is a picture from the TV studio.
TV studio Picture
After the TV appearance I went and picked up my new silicone tail :) The link I will post is one of the pictures of me first trying it on. I didn't have it pulled up all the way just for the sake of it took a lot of my energy to put it on.
My New Silicone Tail
After all this is was time for the Pirate festival and I was happy to meet other mermaids and play in the lagoon. We had a lot of fun entertaining the kids and seeing some of the pirates walking around. I can't wait to do it next year. I will post the link to my page so you can view all of the photos taken at the Pirate Festival. You'll see a range in pictures from all the mermaids at the lagoon, to pirates posing with the beautiful mermaids, Jack Sparrow hanging with us (and Jack giving me a kiss on the cheek ) As well as our wonderful MerTender who've we have dubed as "L. Silver", there is a funny picture of our mermaid cart and myself seated in it. The story was I learned that I could slap him with my fluke and I started saying "yah!". There are also pictures from the Coast Guard Parade where we had a giant ship where the pirates stood and I was in the bed of the truck waving to people. I also had a debut as a singing mermaid to over 80+ kids. Those are just some of the pictures that you will see in this link.
Pirate Festival photo album
And finally, I have video from my very first long swim in my new silicone tail. And here is the link you can watch it at.
Mermaid's wear goggles too
Thanks for reading, I will be sure to keep track of this blog now more since mermaid-ing season has ended. If any of these pictures or video links don't work...please let me know.
Keep on swiming