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We took the detour in to Veliki Ston to see the mediaeval walls that protected the city's historic salt industry. I wish we'd known about the oyster beds that the Mali Ston is famed for! MrL and I both love oysters and we would have been more than happy to knock off a dozen or two for a late lunch at one of the local restaurants, but we'd stopped for a picnic at the Blacine Lakes as we'd made our way from Split to Dubrovnik and we knew it would be sheer greed to indulge ourselves. Oh well, we'll just have to return one day.
As it was, we enjoyed a walk through the little town ("little" being the operative work - Mali means little in Croatian) and around the waterside where they've been farming oysters and mussels since Roman times - the Romans were oyster lovers too. Like its big sister over the hill on the south side of the Peljesac Peninsula, Mali Ston is encircled by mediaeval walls, and its quiet lanes and alleys are lined with old stone houses. Rather newer are the restaurants that draw people from all around the region for their share of those delicious molluscs.
With more time at our disposal, we could have climbed the hill known as St Michael's Mount that divides the two towns, to see both the fortress at the top with its arsenal and salt warehouses and the views of the towns below and the island of Korcula beyond.
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