After a hearty breakfast at Allen and Sharon’s they brought us back to the boat. John and Jill from Tierra Verde (former dock mates from Black Jack Cove Marina in Nashville) drove up to join us for the Greek Festival in Tarpon Springs. After a short visit on Kara Mia, we walked the few short blocks to the Sponge Docks in Tarpon. Tarpon Springs is a Greek settlement that was built on the sponge industry.
Strolling through the Greek Festival was fun with music and dancing, food and shopping, art and crafts – to name a few. Notice in the third picture, they offer husband sitting services, lured in by free beer tastings. The girls took advantage of the opportunity (Ron said “so did the guys”) to do a little unhurried shopping.
We danced to a local violinist playing the theme to The Titanic in a small quaint Greek square.
……..later we were joined by our friends, Herb the Harbor Host, and fellow loopers (from Blue Ayes) for an authentic Greek dinner at Costa’s – complete with octopus, eggplant, and a plate of flaming cheese!