27 June, 2009

Pula day III - aquarium and the beach

Today we started out walking over to the Verundela penninsula and found the Aquarium.

Among other sea creatures we met this little shark.

It's located inside the old Verundela fortress - an old Austrian-Hungary fortress.

They are also a rehabilitation centre for sick and injured sea turtles. This guy was found just a few days ago, and is mostly just floating due to some sort of bacterial/virus infection. We did see it move, though, before reading about its condition we were wondering if it might be dead..

When we got back out the sun was out, and we headed for the beach.

Pretty, huh?
Time for some relaxing in the sun!

After an hour and a half these clouds showed up on the horizon... Time to go. By the time we were moving it started raining a little bit. We found a restaurant and had dinner. My spaghetti Bolognese wasn't very good at all so I didn't eat much.

But we headed into town for Ice cream cups and not having eaten much turned out an advantage - look at the size of that thing! It's certainly not Schwedenplatz standards (the one in Vienna), but it was good. Whippet cream, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, strawberry ice cream and vanilla ice cream.

PA had another banana split - can you see it's a little boat?
I got some pix of this charming doggie statue (there's a kitty one as well). And then we headed home. Tickets to Venice are now booked. Unfortunately it looks like we won't get to visit Paco and Milo after all, as their mom's work schedule changed. We'll be looking at a new route today or tomorrow probably.



Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Your trip has been totally amazing.
Such beautiful pictures you take. You are an excellent photographer, and show us pictures of everything we like to see. The sea was gorgeous, the turtle beautiful, and the ice cream- oh wow!
Thank you so much for the tour.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry about the spaghetti but khool on the ice khream!

Ahhhh - that is too bad about Pakho and Milo ;-(


LizzyBean said...

Amazing beach pictures! So very lovely, I would love to see that sometime. Sorry it started to rain on you! Looking forward to more pics!

Joe Stains said...

Looks beautiful, especially the ice cream!!

The OP Pack said...

We have really enjoyed following along on your trip even if we didn't get to comment all the time. Mom was too preoccupied to give us much time to write. Those sundaes look so yummylicious.

Woos, the OP Pack

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are drooling over the ice cream!
We hope the turtle gets well soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch