Friday, January 11, 2013

Settled in at Tarpon Springs

From Huntoon State Park we traveled up River to Sanford. Sanford is the most prosperous and well managed towns we visited since leaving Jacksonville. They have a very nice downtown within walking distance of the marina with many shops and restaurants. There is a great German restaurant called the Willow Tree Cafe. Our lunch was a two meal event with a variety of wursts, potato salad, spatzle, red cabbage and sauerkraut.
We pulled the boat yesterday and trailered it to Tarpon Springs, about a 2-1/2 hour drive. We are staying within walking distance of this Greek fishing village. At one time this community did extensive sponge diving. They have the largest Greek population for any town in the US. Every body here is either George, Nick, Lou or Constantine.
Today we drive our truck and trailer to our next destination Palm Island Marina in Cape Haze Florida. We then rent a car and drive back to Tarpon Springs for our 120 mile jaunt cruising our way back to Cape Haze. We will be meeting 16 other tugs there for a rendezvous from February 1st thru the 4th.

Paddle boat passing us while docked in Sanford, Florida

Disney has a big influence in this area. look at the power pole in the background

Want some Greek atmosphere and some good eating, stop in Tarpon Springs.

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