It’s a long drive between Jacksonville Beach and Sarasota so we were looking at the map for somewhere to break the journey up when we saw a place called Weeki Wachee.

At first its quirky name was probably enough to get us to stop but 2 minutes on google revealed that Weeki Wachee is a must stop for its live mermaid shows… we needed no more persuading, we would go see this old timely roadside attraction for sure.

The mermaid shows have been running since 1947 and have become some what of an institution and are much loved. The show we saw was a retelling of The Little Mermaid. I was totally bemused by the whole thing… you have to see it to believe it.