We have been coming to Tarpon Springs, Florida for perhaps ten years now and during the course of our visits, we have met some lovely people. Our Canadian friends, Wayne and Virginia, made a special effort to meet us this year in Tarpon Springs before heading back to Canada. We met at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill at the end of the Sponge Docks. Of course, the girls had to catch up on a whole year’s worth of talk. We can’t say enough about this restaurant as the folks who own the restaurant also own a fishing boat which goes out into the Gulf to catch fresh seafood for the restaurant. Come before 5:00 pm or be prepared to wait.
After dinner we headed to Howard Park which jutes out into the Gulf to watch the sun go down. There is a mile long causeway which leads to the park which offers a wonderful view of the Gulf. Once out at the end of the causeway, there is an unobstructed view of the Gulf and a beautiful white sandy beach.
We said our goodbyes as we watched the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. We love to watch the sunsets in the Finger Lakes, but here there is a spectacular sunset almost every night.
It’s a show that you don’t want to miss when you come to Florida and both visitors and local people gather along the Gulf each evening to bid the day a “good night.”