Mermaid Ondine reports:
On the 30th May, the Merlesque mermaids made a marathon swim all the way up to Anstruther in Scotland, to be a part of the Anstruther Harbour Festival! We spent the day at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, a pretty incredible museum which tells the history of fishing in Scotland throughout the ages and is home to a fleet of 20 beautiful historic fishing boats.
Our mermaids spent most of the day in the museum itself, and we got up to all sorts! As well as singing songs, chatting to kids and posing for pictures, we did several story telling sessions throughout the day, telling fishy tales about the different kinds of mermaid you might meet in Scottish waters, if you're very lucky... or in some cases, very unlucky! Fortunately for the kids who came along, Merlesque are the friendly kind of mermaids...
We were also carried out onto the harbour by some friendly human volunteers from the local rowing club, for our mermaid singing act, including a song which we wrote specially for the occasion, about Reaper - a restored Fifie herring drifter which is the museum's flagship. It's not giving too much away to say that it bore certain similarities to another song by Blue Oyster Cult...
It was a great harbour festival and a lovely day - and we can definitely recommend a trip to the museum if you're looking for a day out near St Andrews.
Like all true mermaids, the Sirens at Merlesque like to let their hair down once in a while...
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