Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UK Mermaid Course

Add Cornwall, England to the list of places where you can learn to swim as a mermaid or merman.

"During the one-day course, students are first taught the same breathing techniques freedivers use, and then are taught how to dive using a full mermaid tail."

The course is presented by FreeDiveUK as a way of promoting freediving as a sport. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in the course.

Deeper Blue has all the information, including a link to FreeDiveUK's web site.

Merfest Photos

Here is an article from Boing Boing that features NC Merfest 2015 photographs by Arthur Drooker. The article by Andrea James shows just a few of Mr. Drooker's photos. Click the 'mermaid convention' link in the first paragraph of the article to see more of the collection.

Don't miss the wedding photo: "The bride wore a shiny tail while the groom donned a tuxedo T-shirt and black swim trunks - attendees splashed their congratulations as the ceremony came to an end."

Merfolk do love splashing!

Thoughts for Today

The following were both recent offerings of Ping, the smartphone app that presents you with weather info and words of wisdom on an irregular basis.  Apple / Android

* To a scorpion, a lobster is a mermaid.

* How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when clearly it is Ocean. -Arthur C. Clarke

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

February Mako

A little fishy told me... that season two of Mako Mermaids will be released on Netflix on February 13, 2015. Fans have been waiting somewhat patiently for season two for quite some time.

Catch up on everything Mako Mermaids at their Facebook page. Mako Island Resort is another great place to find information on the program.

So, mark your calendar, make oceans of popcorn, and warm up Netflix for February 13th!

More On Merfest

In a short article entitled, 'Merfest: It's Exactly What it Sounds Like', we are treated to more coverage of NC Merfest 2015 that was held earlier this month.

"This is not so much just cosplaying to these people as it seems a lifestyle choice."

The article contains a few cool photos, as well as a video of the Merfest 2015 commercial.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mermaid School Montreal

The idea of mermaid schools appears to be catching on. In a story found on the web site of Montreal Virgin Radio, we hear that the city is now home to Canada's first mermaid school.

"You can sign up for a one hour introduction class on their site! For $60, you'll learn the basic of mermaid swimming and it includes renting the tail."

Other news outlets are also talking about the mermaid school. The article at CTV News includes a 4-minute video where we meet the founder of the school, Marielle Chartier-Henault.

"But it's not just children taking the plunge into Chartier-Henault's classes. Adults are also signing up for the workout."

If the other mermaid schools are too far for you to travel, perhaps Montreal is the place to be!


According to an article found at Mysterious Universe, the mythical metal of Atlantis, orichalcum, may have been found off the coast of Gela, Sicily.

"The ancient Greeks thought orichalcum was invented by Cadmus, the mythical founder and first king of Thebes."

The article by Paul Seaburn has more details of the find, but many questions remain.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Monday, January 5, 2015

NC Merfest

This past weekend, merfolk and pirates from all over gathered in North Carolina for Merfest 2015. The Charlotte Observer covered the splashy story in an article by Andrea Weigl.

In addition to the usual mermaid/pirate convention activities, this year's event included the in-pool wedding of Cookie Ramirez (The Harlem Mermaid) to Ralph DeJesus.

Professional mermaid, Hannah Fraser, was on hand to meet everyone and answer questions.

More information on the annual convention can be found at the official web site.

If you attended this year's Merfest, please send me a photo and/or a few paragraphs of highlights, and I will share them in a future blog post.

Mermaids in Paradise

Over at the Barnes & Noble web site, we find a recent review of Mermaids in Paradise, the novel by Lydia Millet. The review by Veronique de Turenne begins at the first thing you will notice, the book's cover:

"Before we get into how funny Lydia Millet’s new novel is, funny and tart and yes, with a bit of a wobble, can we talk about the cover?"

The review makes for entertaining reading, and the novel promises to do the same.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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