November 25-26, 2017
In order to cross the Gulf at the best time we had to wait till about 10 am to leave and followed Agape and Pharxma Life out of Apalachiacola and into the gulf.
|Heading out across the Gulf of Mexico|
|Sunrise and land the next morning|
We made it to Tarpon Springs about 9 am the next morning, as advertised with the sun in ou eyes and had some trouble getting a marina. They were all full and I hadn’t made a reservation early enough since I didn’t really know when we would make it. The Municipal Marina said they had room, but after trying to get into two slips that were about 6 inches too narrow the dockmaster volunteered to ask the restaurant next door if we could use their dock. They were OK so we tied up. I had Googled a Catholic Church that wasn’t too far away, so while John napped I went to church. It was a little farther than Google said, but the exercise was good after the day and night on the boat. Nice service with a lot of deacons and priests, good choir and really unusual Stations of the Cross.
|Finally had squid and octopus on the same plate with no breading (Calamari) so I think I know the difference now.|
Tarponn Springs is all about the sponges and the Greek immigrants who came to harvest them.