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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tarpon Springs





My lovely wife and I went on a quest for navigational charts to fill in some of the gaps in our collection. We found exactly what we needed. Sometimes there’s nothing for it but to go to a big West Marine store.

While we were in the area, we went over to Tarpon Springs for lunch. It’s an interesting place. It was settled by Greek sponge fishermen. The Greek presence is still very strong. Spoken Greek is heard on the street. We had a great lunch as Greek food is one of my favorites.

There were plenty of little touristy shops to keep my lovely wife happy. As for me, I checked out the working boats. There’s something special about a working harbor, even a small one. Most of the boats weren’t pretty, but they sure were salty.

We planned on sailing past the Anclote River (the river Tarpon Springs sits on), but now we are really interested in seeing it from the water.

-Sixbears

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are having a good time, I hope the weather is nice.
    It is colder than a well diggers ass here in WA state, 25 degrees and the wind has been howling.

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  2. Busted: even during a "cool" spell, I've still been in Shorts and T-shirts. We are having a good time, thanks.

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  3. Thanks for the pictures. First snow here that's expected to stay. Happy sailing to you both.

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