Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks; a place you would love to visit, I’m sorry you weren’t there a couple of weeks back; it was a great day to go. 

It was Art and Crafts Day on the Sponge Docks, and there were lots of great things to look at as we strolled the main road, Dodecanese Blvd. It was 80 degrees with a fantastic breeze that almost blew the vendors wares off their tables. It was also cloudy (dark, heavy clouds) but that helped to keep us from getting crispy. No rain ever showed its face.

In Fact, the Sponge Docks has lots of shops and restaurants. And the Greek food is yummy. And, the seafood is great. The water views are fantastic and the water birds are fun to watch. 

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

Take a look at those sponges. Many varieties are found there.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

For example, A different variety: these are pure white but look yellow in photo.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Surprisingly, a sea weed covered bicycle. (By the Bicycle Flower Man)

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Weidman

Tarpon Springs, FL is a great place to visit anytime. We love it all year round.

To clarify Tarpon Springs is north of Clearwater and south of New Port Richey.  Of course, it’s on the Gulf of Mexico, west of Tampa.

You might enjoy visiting Trinity Yappy Hour with your dog. We support local animal rescue groups; a different one each month at Fiddlers Green Irish Pub & Cafe in Trinity. We have raffles, 50/50 and lots of good fun. It’s outside on the patio.

Call if you get the notion to move to Tarpon Springs, Florida. Search homes for sale, Click here

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
727-237-0083
Sailwinds Realty

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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL. The Epiphany 110th Dive in Tarpon Springs FL will take place  at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, FL. 20,000 plus people are expected to attend. This year’s date is  Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016. (Epiphany is always Jan 6). Please see my 2017 post here.

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Expect road closures beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 6th, 2016 for the Epiphany Celebration, detours will be till approximately 2:30 p.m. Local young men dive into the waters of Spring Bayou to get the white cross thrown in by Archbishop Demetrius, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who will be presiding over the dive. Diving for the cross represents Christ’s baptism and the dove represents the Holy Spirit.

Epiphany 2016 Tarpon Springs FL. Expect road closures beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 6th, 2016 for the Epiphany Celebration, detours will be till approximately 2:30 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:
Orthrus – 8:00am
Archierarchical Liturgy – 9:30am
Greater Blessing of Waters (Cathedral) – 11:30am
Procession to Spring Bayou – 12:15pm
Blessing of the Bayou and Casting of the Cross – 1:00pm

To read more about the history of  Epiphany in Tarpon Springs FL click here.

The young man who retrieves the cross is said to have good luck for the year ahead.

You might enjoy Tarpons Springs Art Festival here.

Toni Weidman GRI
Broker-associate
Sailwinds Realty, Trinity FL
727-237-0083

To search homes for sale, click here.

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Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL