Zadar was the perfect place to end our stay in Croatia. It's a beach-front town smaller than Split and less touristy than Dubrovnik. Seemed like the Santa Barbara equivalent. The big storm was finally clearing out and we had one last sunny day.Villa Vanilla to town took about 20 minutes. There's a modern bridge that connects the peninsula of the old walled city to the north part of town.
Archeology Museum in town next to the Roman ruins.
short video of my toes in the waves.
Niko Restaurant and Hotel in Puntamika. This is one of those 1960's seaside restaurants that I just love. Amazing waiter, incredible meal full of smoked tuna carpaccio, brined anchovies, octopus salad, grilled sea bass, mussels and risotto, all delivered on a silver cart. After our dessert and espressos, the waiter put on a show for us by feeding the resident four foot long moray eel pieces of squid in her tank. We headed home with full bellies and sad hearts to be leaving Croatia.