Tarpon Springs on Florida’s Gulf Coast enjoys a legacy of Greek sponge divers who settled there in the early 1900’s. Historic sponge docks are a reminder of a once booming industry. Greek eateries, sponge boats and a profusion of tourists, line the waterfront.
On a usual year, we are fortunate enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. This year, an unusual year, November 28 was not only Thanksgiving but Denny’s birthday. In spite of an invitation to spend Thanksgiving together with the other loopers we (mostly me) chose to spend the holiday on the move. I am eager to get home and scrape the barnacles off my body and remove the ravages of the sea from my face.
The two occasions were not forgotten though. Wild turkey makes great cocktails, a turkey roll substituted for the full blown bird which would never fit in Dream Seeker’s oven and Denny’s favorite, chocolate cake for a birthday celebration.
Broken bolts and a leaking transmission are still part of our daily engine clean up. Denny thinks he is getting closer to solving these problems every day, perhaps it will be fixed by the time we get home.