“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
The second port on my Mediterranean cruise was Dubrovonik, Croatia. From the port, we traveled to Ston and Tristenno. Today, I wanted to show some of the pictures we took during our stormy trip in Ston.
Ston holds a wall that was once called the European wall of China because it was so long. It was completed in the 15th century, originally more than 4.3 miles long. Over the course of history, like we would see at many sites in the Mediterranean, stones were removed for other purposes in the area, so there isn’t as much these days as when it was first built.
Unfortunately, our forecast included storms in the morning, so my husband and I didn’t walk up the wall because we didn’t have an umbrella initially [but we finally found one when it was too late]. But it was really impressive even from far away.
After checking out the wall, we were taken to a small restaurant nearby that used to be storage for salt, which is the resource Ston used to be known for.
After eating [well I hadn’t eaten much TBH because it was all oysters and deep fried fish soo], we stepped outside and the sun was finally coming out, and it was beautiful!
Our stop here was brief, but I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more if it hadn’t been storming. I did find the construction of the wall very interesting, and enjoyed being in such a quiet little town.
Next week I will post the second leg of our trip this day, which was to the Trsteno Arboretum. The sun finally came out and it ended up being a lovely day. :)