Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Couple places visited

Monday was another nice day with the temp in the 72-74 range and lots of sunshine.

We went down to Wall Springs Park for more walking and another place that son Joe hadn't been before.
The Wall Springs had its hay day in the 40's.  There was a hotel with a large pool room enough to lounge around or jump in the mineral spring water,  that was suppose to be good for and heal anything from high blood pressure to kidney disease. It was crowded in the winter time with people from the north.
A few bridges crisscrossing across the flow of mineral water leading out to the Gulf Waters.
The bridges are a good spot for looking straight down and watching the fish.
They have wood and wire benches to sit on.  The wire benches look more like pieces of art rather than a place to sit.
Most of the birds like to flock together, but there are some like the one in the background  that fly off.
Sometimes you just like to be alone.

After tiring ourselves out we stopped at the old town of Tarpon Springs eat at Hella's Restaurant to eat.
This was Joe's first time eating Greek food and he enjoyed his food very much.

A statue of the sponge diver.  Here is a copy of Tarpon Springs sponges.

By 1905, over 500 Greek sponge divers were at work using 50 boats. The early sponge divers created a need at the docks for eating places for the boat crews. ... For 30 years, the sponge industry was the largest industry in Florida—larger than citrus or tourism. Tarpon Springs was known as the “Sponge Capital of the World.”

There are only around six boats that have divers collecting the sponges now.

A large boat repair shop across the bay from the Sponge Docks.

We had a very nice day of the places today. 

All that and still had time to watch the College Football Champion Game.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

1 comment:

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

We did Tarpon Springs in January 2013 and love the area. We even took the boat out to the shoal but only had jackets on and nearly froze. We came down with colds the next day.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

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