December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012 Day 231
Turtle Cove Marina, Tarpon Springs, FL
Total miles to date: 4320.3

We had a fun day! We took the “Jolley Trolley“ from Tarpon Springs to Clearwater Beach ($2.25 roundtrip per person for seniors).  First stop - lunch at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill on the beach.  Joyce loved the sea crab soup and the fruit salad served in a taco shell, and Bill enjoyed the fried clams.  Then we walked past several shops and into Pier 60, a fantastic park at the beach.  From there we walked over to Clearwater Beach Marina and said hello to three Loopers: Irish Attitude, Maia, and Nanceann.  We will probably go there early next week.

We eventually caught the return trolley back to Tarpon Springs. (It also passes through the little town of Dunedin, but we did not have time to stop).

When we returned to our boat, we chatted briefly with the DuBois family. They had returned to their boat on Sea Hunt IV after visiting with family all week. Anne and Larry have also returned to Great Laker after being gone for the holidays.  Loopers on Done Dreamin also arrived today. 

We arrived just in time as it had started to rain when we returned.  We had dinner on board tonight, and just relaxed after our day of sightseeing.

The Jolley Trolley
Clearwater Beach

Nice view from
Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

Lots of activities on the beach