There are recorded events of sailors seeing mermaids swimming in the waters below. Even Christopher Columbus has a mermaid sighting of his own, but in reality, this was the first written account of a manatee. In Weeki Wachee, a city in Florida, one can Kayak and swim with these "mermaids." My first time at Weeki Wachee was March of this year, and after a month, I made another trip because the beauty of the river where I kayaked was overwhelming.
During my second trip, I took one of my best friends, Sandy, who was visiting the state along with me. It was wonderful to see her reaction to the clear water and the trees which were making a canopy above us.
The water was so clear that while kayaking, I could see the bottom and fish swimming underneath. During my second trip, I saw two manatees swimming in the clear water. Manatees are majestic creatures, peacefully swimming and minding their own business. When I saw the manatees, I was so engaged in the moment that I didn't take a picture, and part of me is glad that I didn't because it made the moment more special for me. After Sandy and I had kayaked a while and our arms were getting tired, we stopped on the side of the river and tied our kayak to a stump. Then we took a cooling swim in the water, and snacked on peanut butter sandwiches. The whole moment of stopping in a river to swim and eat was so beautiful that one forgets about the outside world and life's problems. The only thing that matters in that moment is the beauty that is surrounding you, and the soft sand under your feet.
If you live in Florida, or are visiting the state, I would highly suggest making a trip to Weeki Wachee for kayaking. If you're lucky, a "mermaid" might swim by you.
I see you have stumbled upon my page, and if one were to use statistical analysis to see how likely this was, I would say that the probability of you being here is so minuscule that it is miraculous and magical that you find yourself on my page. So now that you've defied probability, relax, and peruse through.