Old boats

Now that we live 20 minutes away from Tarpon Springs I have a feeling we’ll be heading up here much more often for meals. There’s so many places to get good Greek food. I noticed some different things on a recent trip up for lunch. I don’t ever remember seeing this sign. It really sums up this little town, north of Tampa.

Some of the sights you see walking down the sidewalk. I think that bike must have been submerged at one time.

All of the old boats and buildings are really the personality of the town, not the sponges. Those boats must have some great stories to tell. Most are still in use, either carrying the divers out to get the sponges (do they really still do that?) or taking tourists out to see the sights.

A mural on the wall heading out of town.

Our World Tuesday Graphic

Lunch in Tarpon Springs

Boats along the waterfront in Tarpon Springs. While my sisters were here for Thanksgiving weekend, we headed up to have lunch and walk around the docks. When I was little we use to come down to the Tampa bay area to visit my grandparents and my parents loved to make the drive up to Tarpon to walk around. Little has changed since the 70’s here with the exception of some new public restrooms. The tourist shops have the same stuff and we always leave Hellas with a lot of desserts. The bakery there is the best. They even have chocolate covered baklava.

A small sampling of the desserts and pastries.

Natural sponges are still being harvested today although most sponges you find today are synthetic. Tarpon Springs was built on sea sponges being harvested in the area.

Christmas decorations along the docks. It’s always fun to take a selfie in the big ornaments.