People at a public pool in Portland, Oregon were quite amazed when they saw a woman dressed as a mermaid. 56-year-old Pauline Long says she fulfills a childhood dream.
"Myst" as she calls herself in the water plans to be a mermaid all summer long. She belongs to a group of 23 mermaids known as "The Northwest Mermaids".
Long says she knows she´s not a real mermaid. "I obviously know the difference but it´s just fun. It´s freedom. If you don´t do it as a child, why not do it as an adult? Who says that you can´t?" she explains.