Mermaid Tara and Loggerhead Sea Turtle

It was a month of turtle sightings; first the Green Sea Turtle, then the Leatherback sea turtle and now the loggerhead sea turtle. For the triplets it was high adventure, for the older Marie it was the heart of her science and for Edmund C. Roberts it was fast becoming an obsession. By the day […]

September 13, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Sarah and Leatherback Turtle

Lord above, look at the size of that Leatherback Sea Turtle!” Edmund C. Roberts proclaimed. It was very large, at least a meter and a half along its carapace and swimming in the company of a beautiful Sea Maiden. That evening Roberts learned from some of the sailors on his ship that Leatherback Turtles sometimes […]

September 9, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid and Green Sea Turtle – Maidenus Regalus

Why, she‘d be the Queen of the sea,” Marie proclaimed to no one in particular, but with a finality that none of the others in the diving apparatus chose to challenge. Edmund C. Roberts, Sarah, Sue and the girls’ sister, Marie had been submersed for nearly an hour before the sea turtle and then the […]

September 6, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid and Butterfly – Sea Maiden 17

“A Sea Maiden with a butterfly, and all you can say is, Oh?” Edmund C. Roberts asked of the little girl. Sarah and Sue looked to their sister. She hesitated, but would not be intimidated. She repeated her first response, “Oh. She’s Oh.” I like it; I felt it when I saw her. I said […]

September 2, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Pamela and Sea Baby – Maidenus Mater

In the tepid waters off the western coast of South America, the extended ordeal in Hally’s patented diving apparatus ended with a whimper. “Always knowed I’d die at sea,” Gnarly Dan lamented, “But I never figured it to be hot and boring.” “It is a bit anti-climactic,” Sir Edmund Roberts added looking with bald longing […]

August 28, 2019 popeye3165

Nora Pregnant Mermaid – Maideus Portentous

There is something inexplicably alluring about a pregnant woman,” Edmund C. Roberts commented to the four females accompanying him in the diving bell. “However, I cannot fathom (no pun intended) what it could be,” he concluded as he watched the drifting, particularly gravid Sea Maiden not three meters from the viewing window. “It’s because she […]

August 22, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Martha and Neptune – Maiden Inebriatus and Magnus Netunus

Replete with a new mizzen mast, a recovered captain and a rested crew, the second attempt at rounding Cape Horn went as easily as “kiss my hand;” and so in fine spirit’s the Baci sailed into the vast Pacific Ocean and up the western coast of South America, fair weather and fine sailing lofting morale […]

August 14, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Lisa – Maidenus Somnolentus

Tempering the handful of victories the H.M.S. Baci savored during her extended and convoluted circumnavigation, was a spat of humiliating failures. Notable was the setback the ship and company suffered when they made their first attempt on Cape Horn in 1833. Weeks of vexing winds, sudden squalls and blasting cold thwarted success. The good ship […]

August 11, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Joy and Octopus – Maidenus Christmas

“I give you Joy!” Edmund C. Roberts exclaimed, both in response to the season and the beautiful Sea Maiden that was before him. As a word of explanation before the remainder of this adventure is related, I feel the need to step from my role as omniscient narrator and inform the reader relative  to this […]

August 8, 2019 popeye3165

Mermaid Couple Grace and Harmony

Edmund C. Roberts’ plans to make his journey sans women had been a bust from the beginning. First his naturalist, Dr. M.R. Gebeaux had shattered his bully world by advancing into his world as a female. His chagrin, his anger, then his petulance that she was Dr. Marie Ryan Gebeaux and not Michael Rufus or […]

August 4, 2019 popeye3165