The Dubrovnik weather was particularly bad yesterday, high seas, pouring rain and gale force southerly winds. And it would seem that the 25th of February has a history of terrible weather in the city.
In 1879 a crashing storm hit Dubrovnik and unbelievably lifted and threw a 3,159 kilogram stone into the Adriatic from the Porporela breakwater on the front of the walled city. This huge 3 tonne stone was displaced from the breakwater and dumped into the sea, and today the same stone is engraved with a remembrance of this event. It reads – This stone which weighs 3,159 kilos was thrown out in the storm of 1879.