After our visit to Hvar, where we travelled without our rental car on a ferry to and fro, we retrieved the car at Korčula and soon were in line for the short car ferry to the Pelješac Peninsula.
Our ferry approaches, at least we hope we'll make this one, which we did.
Now on the Pelješac Peninsula, we motor up to the bluffs. The weather is a bit hazy, but otherwise nice.
Next on tap, or at least in bottles from the counter, Dalmatian coast wine. "Family owned winery. We offer an authentic Pelješac wine tasting experience, including Dingač, Plavac Mali and Prošek wines among others."
The next one proudly exhibits their "Rick Steves'' endorsement.
Photo on the wall of the winery, showing the town nestled against the coastal ridge.
Another bottle is obtained, as well as some local olive oil.
We now turn away from the town, and head through the tunnel that takes us through that ridge shown in the previous "photo of a photo".
Ooooh, scary road, but actually the photo makes it look a bit more treacherous than it actually is.
We turned across the island at this point to seek out some local seafood, stumbling upon "SUTVID", a neat shack serving fishes, oysters and mussels brought out of the sea within view of the tables.
"Ston, and its counterpart Mali Ston, sits on the cape of land connecting the Pelješac Peninsula to the mainland. Known as a salt-producing town, Ston was also an important military fort of the Ragusan Republic, and the defensive walls, built from 1358 AD, are amazing, the second largest in the world after the Great Wall of China. Nowadays Ston is a small, laid-back fishing town, which boasts dramatic views - think crumbling churches, olive groves and a stunning coastline."
The city presses on going through recent earthquakes (the last in 1996) and the latest war in the 90's.
See the salt harvesting beyond the city.
Gerri hikes up and over to Mali Stone.
We head to Dubrovnik, crossing a modern bridge just outside the city.