when mermaids meet at the devil’s punch bowl

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”

the clearest water in Washington

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”

2020 polar bear plunges

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”

not your typical fairy tale mermaid

Not all mermaids are meant for warm waters. Some of us like the murk, and the dark, and the depths. Some of us were built to swim in cold waters, and I think that’s a wonderful gift. This page is all about celebrating that gift. I’m Kelsea the Sea Witch, known on land as K.Continue reading “not your typical fairy tale mermaid”