I rarely meet up with other mermaids, mostly because I live so far from the mermaiding hot spots in Washington. However, in July 2021, I had the chance to meet up with the Seattle Merpod at their annual Lake Crescent trip. It was a treat to meet everyone in person and see their beautiful tails.Continue reading “when mermaids meet at the devil’s punch bowl”
In 2021 I decided I wanted to frolic in beautifully clear waters, so I headed up the Olympic Peninsula to Lake Crescent. While I’d visited the lake before, I don’t remember ever swimming there, likely because the algae-free water has an average temperature of 44 F. In the summer it’s a bit warmer, heading intoContinue reading “the clearest water in Washington”
I’ve been going to Two Step since I could first swim, but this was my first time swimming there in a mermaid tail. It must have been good luck because I also encountered my first octopus!
My partner self-isolated on Whidbey Island for more than a month while I was sick this spring. In early May, I finally got to come up and take my first swim in months.
Remember January? I barely do, but apparently I did two polar bear plunges in the first week of this year. Both times, I wore a mermaid tail. Now, these were both run-in events, not jump in events, so I twice ran into the water (once 44.6 F and once… probably a balmy 48 f? that’sContinue reading “2020 polar bear plunges”
Learning to swim in a mermaid tail can be difficult. Learning to shoot videos of swimming in a mermaid tail is even more challenging, especially when you’re in the kind of cold waters that no one else wants to enter. Here are a few of my first attempts.
Is there anything better than going to a quiet lake and splashing around with friends? This is a little video I made of a swim last summer in one of my favorite nearby lakes. While the water was a bit murky, it was a beautiful day, and my friend and I pulled a hunk ofContinue reading “summertime adventure swim”
While there are a few merpods in my neck of the woods, they all meet up an hour or more from where I live, so for the time being, I’m a solitary sea witch. However, I have had the joy of swimming with a pod. I was lucky enough to go on the incredibly nerdyContinue reading “my first merpod experience”
My first attempts at being a monstrous mermaid were pretty cheesy, but I like it that way
Everyone has a favorite buoy, right?