I’ve mentioned a few times how, this past July, I went on a 7-day diving trip in the Bahamas arranged by gorgeous mermaidly dive expert Malena Sharkey of Chesapeake Bay Diving Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and attended by photographers Chris Crumley and Robert Minnick and mermaids Iara Mandyn, Sora Dancing Mermaid, and Kristi Sherk, who posed underwater and in natural grottos and on sandbars and alongside sharks and sea turtles and stingrays… The trip was actually a test run for a full-on Mermaid Portfolio Workshop that this same group (minus Sora and yours truly) will be running from July 6th through 12th this summer, again leaving from Nassau on a live-aboard boat from Blackbeard’s Cruises. Several mermaids are already set to board, including Dive Bar’s head mermaid Rachel Smith. Which means that if you yourself are a mermaid type itching to assemble a spectacular portfolio of your true self out in the oceanic wild, well then here is your chance. You’ll also get to dive with sharks! And you have plenty of time between now and then to get scuba certified, if you would like (certification isn’t required).
I mean, look at some of the images from the trip. There is even one of Kristi reading a most glamorous mermaid novel:
I’ve attached the flyer here, so click on the link if you want more details and/or to sign up!!
In the mean time, I am sitting here in a cafe in New Orleans, where there’s glittering purple-gold-green Mardis Gras decor all around. Last night I even spied part of a miniature mermaid float for tomorrow’s ‘tit Rex parade:
I know. I also just launched a brand-new website at carolynturgeon.com, where this whole mermaid blog is now housed as well, in a second glamorous spanking-new location.
More to come!!