Mermaid of Mission Bay

I thought it might portend good fortune yesterday morning when my companions and I departed Mission Bay (San Diego) for a couple hours of fishing. A mermaid was taking in some pleasant weather in the middle of the channel. She hadn’t much to say as to where to find hungry fish. Perhaps she was just dreaming of our region’s famous fish tacos; the boats all sitting off La Jolla didn’t seem to have any better luck. (A mutual friend of ours once reminded me that the hobby was not called “catching” as it takes skill and proper timing.) But i will still go as often as I’m invited. A career Navy man, I need to put to sea every so often to refresh my retired Sailor “Saltiness”. And seeing a mermaid, gives me another sea story to share with my readers.

2 thoughts on “Mermaid of Mission Bay

  1. Gary Sutliff June 17, 2022 / 9:07 am

    Thank you for all you have done in service for our country. Glad you like Melana – Princess of the Emerald Isle and Patron of green sea turtles. Understandable that she was quiet on fishing grounds although she appreciates your love of the sea. And yes: we are aware that mahi-mahi fish tacos with a mango salsa are her favorite so If you offer her one, I’m sure she will gladly accept. Chairman: Mag-ic (Mermaid Advancement Group – Installation Committee)

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    • Eric Saretsky June 17, 2022 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Gary for letting me know now of Melana. I will ask her Highness to grant us better luck next time. And gift her with a few tacos.

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