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Yachting

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Croatia, Sukoshan, Marina Dalmaciaja, trip by boat in Croatia in April 2012. Started in Sukoshan near Zagreb. Than Shibenik, Hvar, and a lot of other places.

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A: Sukosan Marina

by Peter Borgula, 530 meters away

Sukosan Marina

B: Zadar - punta Bajlo

by Vedran Penga, 5.9 km away

Zadar - punta Bajlo

C: Archery practice at SK Zadar

by Vedran Penga, 8.2 km away

Archery practice at SK Zadar

D: Zadar Voštarnica 2

by Vedran Penga, 8.3 km away

Zadar Voštarnica 2

E: Zadar - Land gate

by Vedran Penga, 8.4 km away

Zadar - Land gate

F: Snijeg na Višnjiku 1

by Vedran Penga, 8.4 km away

Snijeg na Višnjiku 1

G: Snijeg na Višnjiku 2

by Vedran Penga, 8.4 km away

Snijeg na Višnjiku 2

H: Zadar - city wall

by Vedran Penga, 8.6 km away

Zadar - city wall

I: Zadar - People's square

by Vedran Penga, 8.6 km away

Zadar - People's square

J: Zadar bridge

by Vedran Penga, 8.6 km away

Zadar bridge

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