L'Austral Cruise Photos
From: L'Austral cruise review
Day 2: Zadar, Croatia (6)
From the Roman Forum, it's only about a five-minute walk to the northern edge of Zadar's Old Town, where a gate in the city walls opens onto a promenade called the (after the region's ancient name of "Liburnia.") Here, we found a stretch of water that was occupied by ferries, excursion boats, and yachts.
Passengers were boarding a Jadrolinija passenger ferry. (Jadrolinija is Croatia's state-owned ferry service, with more than 50 ships, local ferries, water buses, and hydrofoils of various sizes.)
Nearby, a human-powered miniferry carried locals and yachtsmen to the northern
(and newer) side of town, where Zadar's main marina and yacht club are located.
In this photo, you can see the ferry Juraj Dalmatinac (shown earlier) leaving the ferry and yacht harbor on its way to the resort town of Preko, which is 25 minutes from Zadar.
Before returning to L'Austral, we spent a few
minutes enjoying the waterfront.
Cheryl (in the turquoise linen dress) joined local women and tourists for an ankle-deep dip in the Adriatic.
Soon it was time to board L'Austral, where air conditioning and cold drinks were waiting for us.
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