Exploring the waterfront
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After we left the museum we decided to go down to the waterfront. There were some interesting stone structures out in the bay that looked like a fortress. We walked down the docks and went to the fortress and found it was closed for the night. We looked it up in our little guide book and found it was a Venetian fortress that was bult in the 16th century and still has the lion of St Mark on the side. (although it was weathered.) We walked aroung then photographed boats and wandered around a bit more.
We saw a girl with a huge dog. We spoke to her and petted her dog. It came out she was on a little scooter and had trained the dog to ride. She was quite amused when we took pictures of the dog in it's place on the floor of the scooter. It looked so smug when they were riding away.
We walked downtown and finally returned to the motel. We went to dinner at a little restaurant immediately next to the motel. David's food was good but I ordered fish that looked like little anchovies or smelt. They were so dry they were impossible to eat. The man who owned the restaurant was so concerned and unhappy when he saw I didn't eat them. They were almost powder. I left them and we walked around a bit more. We saw so many wild cats I regretted not bringing the fish for them. (but would a cat be able to eat them?)