Our next stop Dubrovnik, Croatia started with a surprise. Aunt Julie came to visit! Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The weather was super warm for October so we swam in the Adriatic Sea every single day. My favorite swim was deep into a spooky sea cave full of birds and other creepy critters.
One day there was a huge storm while we were out for a walk along the coast and we saw a mini tornado swirling in the middle of the ocean. It was awesome, but a little scary. Later in the week we rode a cherry red boat on an island tour in the Adriatic. The islands are gorgeous. We swam yet again and played a game of water freeze tag and yes, I won. Last but not least, we walked the 6,360 foot long walls of the Old City. Our audio tour lasted three hours and was amazing.
Here is something I learned… The Croatian currency, the Kuna was named after a little rodent (in English it is called a marten). In medieval times marten pellets were used for trading. On the heads of larger coins there is a running marten. On our final evening we hiked to the highest mountain peak at sunset and Dubrovnik was dazzling yet again.
Aubrey… over and out!