Starbucks, Mermaids and Melusine

Melusine is a water fairy in European folklore – a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers. She is usually depicted as a serpent or fish from the waist down – a kind of mermaid.


Beautiful Places – The Swallow Falls

Best viewed after heavy rain the river rushes down from the mountains through tree-hung, rocky chasms. Jagged rocks and crags divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades which tumble headlong over boulders between richly wooded banks.