Largo to Tarpon Springs: 36km
Wednesday, April 2nd
Sunny, south east breeze. 27C
After breakfast we left the hotel and made our way back to the Pinellas Trail. It was another sunny and warm morning. Now I get why so many people go to Florida at this time of year.
As we rode through Clearwater we spotted a post office. It was perfect timing because last night we formed a pile of unnecessary stuff that we brought, almost six pounds worth. So we popped it into a box and shipped it. Mostly extra clothing, but every ounce makes a difference, especially psychologically.
Dunedin seemed like a quaint spot so we stopped for a snack there at a nice shady bench. This stretch of the trail was quite busy with cyclists which was nice for a change. After our snack we pedalled out the Dunedin Causeway towards Honeymoon Island. We stopped to dip our feet in the surprisingly cool Gulf of Mexico.
Back on the bikes and back to the trail, we reached Tarpon Springs in no time. We found the Bavarian Lodge B&B and unloaded our bags before setting out to see the Sponge Docks. They were bustling with tourists and hustling vendors. We stopped at Hellas for baklava, a recommendation from someone we met yesterday.
We walked back to our place, picked up the bikes and pedalled over to the grocery store to get a few things to complete our supper. The trail goes right through town here and right down the middle of the road. All the drivers seem courteous and tend to give cyclists the right of way.
We ate our supper out on our lovely patio and discussed our plan for the next leg of our journey. When we figure that out, you will be reading about it here.