We had lunch with the Pierces at a restaurant on Tarpon Lake on Thursday, we really enjoyed our two visits with them—it’s good to see people from home.
We left Tarpon Springs and followed the ICW ( intracoastal waterway) down through Dunedin (winter training grounds of the Blue Jays),
Clearwater , Treasure Island,
St. Petersburg and then into Tampa Bay. We went under several bridges, some of which had to open for the boats we were traveling with as they were too tall.
We took a channel along the Sunshine Skyway bridge,
that cut off several miles and crossed the shipping channel in Tampa Bay, which wasn’t too busy- we only saw one large vessel. There were dolphins and more crab pots along our route today, and lots of birds . We arrived at Regatta Point Marina at about 4:00. Our friends Pat and Marcia Gillespie, formerly of Victoria Harbour, (who had travelled with Andy on the first leg of the loop trip) and another couple Eric and Marg met us for supper at the marina. The Gillespies are going to return on Saturday and take us shopping.