You don’t see a mermaid for…well, ever…and then two come to Thanet in a matter of weeks!
In April the St Ives Mermaid, Cornish hospital receptionist Laura Evans, washed up at Walpole Bay.
The mermaid – who also was spotted at Dreamland but with legs – was testing out a new tail from Merthology Creations.
And today the American Helena the Mermaid was soaking up the sun at Botany Bay.
Mum-of-one Helena lives in Virginia but is spending a few months in the UK.. She uses her mermaid persona to bring the issue of disability to the fore.
She said: “I use mermaiding to bring awareness to disabled people like myself and to encourage them to live out their dreams.
“I was born with a disease called Charcot Marie tooth disease, a very rare neurological disease. It lay dormant most of my life and did not affect me until four years ago when I had my only son then overnight I could not walk.”
The 28 year old will be travelling the country to get some very special photographs.
She said: “I came all the way from the United states to take pictures with the White Cliffs and other landmarks around the UK.”