Tarpon Springs

 We ate authentic Greek food at Yianni's. I had the Greek Sampler as I wanted to taste as many different food as I possibly could. The top photo is Chicken Soup with Lemon.
The Greek Sampler is Mousaka, Pastitso, Dolmades. What I couldn't eat I brought home and am getting two more meals out of this serving.

 After taking the cruise to Anclote Island we returned to Yianni's for desert.
And still later in the day we took to the streets, browsing shops. We stopped in at Stefano's Gelato and I had my first taste of Gelato, white chocolate with raspberries. I am also wearing my new hat.
The cruise to Anclote Island took 90 minutes. Out in the open water we could make all the splashes and waves we wanted and nobody cared. But when we were close to the shore and dock, we had to cut the motor and not make any ripples. I guess this is how life is in general. 
After a 30 minute cruise ride we arrived on the island.
Kendra Cross and our cruise boat.
 We had only 30 minutes on this island before we headed back inland. The following are other people's treasures and finds. This first pic I am holding a sponge, a Horse Crab remains and a Star Fish.
 I don't know who's skeleton this is but it intrigued me.

 One man's sea shells. 

 A Light House built to take hurricanes.
 Relaxing on the boat. Watching the water world go by.
 An island made for the birds.
 More islands
 Brown Pelican
 Arriving back on solid land.


We stopped off at a bake shop where I asked permission if I may take this picture. The older lady's parents came from Greece when Tarpon Springs needed sponge divers. The younger is from NYC.

 Sponges strung up.
 A sponge diver. At first I thought he is a statue but Kendra assured me he is real. And to prove it he moved his head.
This is the boat he takes out to the place he dives for sponges. I think he is about the only Sponge diver in Tarpon Springs. 

I couldn't help but wonder what this man's life story is? All during our main course he sat like this and stared out the open window, deep in thought. Other than the hat I bought a few sponges to use. If I take proper care of them, they will last me ten years.



  1. Love Tarpon was there for lunch today. Mamas is our fav place to eat there.


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