We joined friends for a trip to Croatia in the Summer of 2014. The Dalmatian Coast was in all its summertime splendor. One of the towns we visited during a day trip was Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula.
We spent some time walking around the town, with its old buildings and walkways. The walled fortress extends all the way up and around for about 5 kilometers. There were the saltworks, said to be one of the sources of high-quality sea salt in the world.
As we walked the grounds, I could not help but wonder, if the ground could speak, what stories would it tell? From the time of the Roman conquests B.C. through the Ottoman Empire, through various Croatian kings, Hungarian unions, through the tearing apart of the old Yugoslavia. Today, it is occupied mostly by families from Dubrovnik.
I would recommend visiting the Dalmatian Coast. It is such a beautiful country with warm and accommodating people.
This post was inspired by Cheri Lucas Rowlands’ call to WordPress members for an interpretation of “Beneath Your Feet.”