The Poison Pen

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

Posted in Oddiments by thepoisonpen on April 30, 2010

Weeki Wachee has fascinated me all week since I found the Alice in Wonderland underwater teaparty. Wikipedia says:

“Weeki Wachee Springs is a natural tourist attraction located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, where underwater performances by “mermaids”, women dressed with fins about their legs as well as other fancy outfits, can be viewed in an aquarium-like setting in the spring of the Weeki Wachee River. A water park, Buccaneer Bay, and boat rides are also part of the attraction.

Weeki Wache visitors sit sixteen feet underwater and view Florida Mermaids in a performance that is unique in all the world.”

As a British citizen, this can only hold the unbridled pie eyed fascination where one’s own aquatic experience is firmly mitigated to a rainy school trip to Tynemouth Sea Life centre to poke a few stingray and be thoroughly disappointed at the un Jaws like proportions of the sharks. Now ask yourself this, what would have made the Sea Life centre better? MERMAIDS.

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid, originally uploaded by State Library and Archives of Florida.


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  1. peeka said, on April 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I want a mermaid! That is awesome!

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