After living in the Tampa Bay area for the last 15 years, I finally took the time and rode the Jolley Trolley. I mentioned the Trolley in my last post, when I finally made it over to Clearwater Beach. I was going to try it yesterday, but the timing didn’t pan out, so I drove up to Dunedin to catch it, since Dunedin lies in the approximate middle of the Coastal Route.
I decided to try and start on the Northbound route, which took me up to Tarpon Springs, which Mom and I visited when we came home for my doctor’s appointment in August. Since it was one of the first runs of the morning, the trolley was pretty empty. That gave me my choice of seats (so I snagged a window). Then, we were off to Tarpon Springs.
Since I’ve already talked about Tarpon Springs, I won’t go into details, but it was nice to be able to get off and stretch my legs. I walked around for a little bit, but my main goal today was to ride the Trolley all the way, so I hopped back on and headed south to Clearwater.
Also already talked about, but once again, Florida was showing off her beauty, so I had to snap a few shots as the Trolley rolled from North Clearwater Beach to South, over a causeway.
I snapped one more shot before deciding to call it a day, though I could have easily kept on the trolley for hours.
For $5, you can ride all day and get off and on as many times as you wanted. You can stop for lunch on the beach, head back up to Tarpon Springs for dinner and still be able to ride until the last Trolley goes to bed. I’m glad I was finally able to get to do this Clearwater staple and highly recommend it for anyone who wants to see these areas without having to shell out for gas.