Set sail from Port Richey‘s waterfront district, and you may just be in for a treat! Boats passing by will be met with the sight of delightful shrimp trawlers, magnificently decorated homes, and clusters of lush mangroves. If you’re lucky, you could even be welcomed by a troupe of dolphins, a frequent occurrence during the journey down the picturesque Cotee River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Turning the corner to open waters, you may think you’re seeing an optical illusion – wooden buildings standing on pilings in the middle of the water. But your eyes haven’t deceived you – you’re witnessing the Pasco County’s prized “stilt houses”, a sight to behold.
The late Johnny Cash often made visits to one of the stilt houses, belonging to the parents of his beloved wife, June Carter Cash. It is rumored he was frequently joined there by his close friend, Reverend Billy Graham.