It rained on our parade, but mermaids are meant to be in the water. The 35th annual Mermaid Parade opened with a downpour, but that didn’t stop the party. I captured some of the overcast activity around the boardwalk as well as the Coney Art Walls. Politics played a heavier role this year, with several costumes and characters taking aim at the Trump administration. Joining me were Christie, Stephanie, Maurice, and Sonya +1.