At the urging of a co-worker we attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade last weekend. We witnessed mermaids of all shapes and sizes. Lots of fancy costumes and various states of exposure. A good time was had by most, but if you were “accidentally” visiting Coney Island just expecting a quick walk down the boardwalk and a ride on the Cyclone Roller coaster, you were probably terrified at the huge crowds of barely controlled paraders and onlookers. Predictably you can find a bunch of pictures in my Flickr set.