I continued working on my new tail. Unfortunately, I don't think it will be ready this summer; it is taking such a long time, and I have been so very busy! I also ran out of materials, and am currently awaiting for them to arrive from the mainland. This is truly the most tasking and long-awaited project I have done thus far! As I have said before: I cannot wait for it to be done, but I love the process!
I was so excited to take myself and my tail on a plane to Florida! It has been a long awaited opportunity to get that way. I saw my very first crocodile, manatee and loggerhead sea turtle. I also saw dolphins and pelicans...we don't have pelicans in Hawaii! I certainly did not expect such weather; we were caught in a few thunder and lightening storms...which we also don't have much of in Hawaii. Luckily, one late afternoon, my photographer and I were driving by a beach when I said, "Stop there! I want to take pictures!" It was a nice, secluded place just before sunset. The photos were great fun, and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be there! Unfortunately, I never got a swim in because of such inclement weather. And I couldn't get in the water during the shoot because we were leaving the next day, and I didn't want to take a heavy, wet tail on the plane. Oh, the travesties of being a mermaid, hehe. I cannot wait to return and explore more of Florida and swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean!