We thought it’d be a good idea to run some Q&As with the people who make up the Mermaid team. The idea is that you’ll get a better idea of who’s taking you to sea. First up, it’s nine-year-old Kingsley Thomas, son of skipper Adrian.
Kingsley, what’s it like working with your Dad?
Fun, exciting and easy.
How often do you go out on Mermaid II?
About seven times a week.
And what’s the best thing about it?
Catching fish and seeing wildlife.
And what’s the highlight of your time at sea so far?
All of it. I never get bored.
You see dolphins, seals, seabirds, sunfish, basking sharks, even whales. Do you have a favourite marine animal?
I find the wrasse the weirdest and coolest of them all.
We hear that you like writing. Is that right?
Yep. I like it because I can look back and remember things. It’s nice.
When you grow up, will you follow in Dad’s footsteps?
So Dad better watch out?!
He sure should!
Next in this series will be 16-year-old Billy Bampforth, apprentice to Adrian Thomas.