The Mermaid and her Family
garden has a lovely feel to it as you enter and it seems to greet you.
The flowers bend from their waists and nod, and butterflies of many
different colors crowd around the lilies and daffodils.
you go further forward into your garden, you can hear water splashing
and the sound of laughter. I wonder where this can be coming from?
beautiful the water is as you turn the corner and the sea comes into
view. The sand is bright from the sun gleaming down and the water looks
so clean and fresh and blue. If you walk along the beach a little way,
you will come to a cove, which is small and protected, and this looks
like a very special place where you can swim.
are large rocks in the crystal clear water and small fish of many
varied colors swim around them. Why don't you dive into the water and
swim with the fish? They would love to float in the water with you.
These fish are all the colors of the rainbow and of many different
shapes and sizes.
can see a movement deep in the water. Why don't you dive into the
depths to see where this movement is coming from? If people do live
underneath the water, they must have a lovely home so deep beneath the
sea. Can you see who it is? I think they are playing games with you.
Why don't you come back to the surface of the water and sit on one of
the rocks? There is a large rock nearby and someone is sitting there.
She has lovely long hair, which she is combing out for the sun to dry,
and a very long tail. Why, it is a mermaid. I wonder what it would be
like to be a mermaid? She is smiling and laughing at you and beckons
you to come closer.
has very white teeth and a beautiful smile as she makes you welcome. If
you look at the other rocks coming out of the water, you will see there
are mermaid children resting on these rocks and waving to you.
mermaid would like to take you to her home, which is a cave underneath
the water. The children on the other rocks are preparing to dive as she
takes you by the hand before gently leaving her rock. She is taking you
deep under the water and into the cave where her husband, the merman,
is. He has prepared a great feast in your honour and they would love
you to join them for a seaweed dinner.
children are all giggling and are so happy that you have come to see
them. They have a spare tail for you to put on so that you can feel
what it is like to swish it around as you dive through the water.
is such fun to swim with this lovely family. You may want to swim back
to the rocks later and watch the ships go by. Perhaps you could wave to
the people and surprise them by swishing your new tail at them...