Tarpon Springs, Florida
After visiting my friend Elsie in Sarasota, Florida Michael and I headed for Tarpon Springs. It is a Greek town known for sponge diving. Established in 1905 it has the worlds largest supply of sponges harvested from the ocean. Of course I had to buy one. It’s amazing how soft and fluffy it is once you wet it and it will last for 10 years so they say. We had good food at Hellas, Lime-n-Coconut and Currents Restaurants. Downtown Tarpon Springs is filled with antique stores. My big find for the day was a 12×15 Victorian embossed sketch journal for only $8. Also loved the little shop on Athens Street called Sponge Diver Supply. It was refreshingly modern and hip compared to the rest of the shops by the sponge docks. The guy who owns it designed all of the graphics on the clothes and even took the photographs displayed on the postcards.