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Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Events

One of the most popular events in lloret de mar is the annual Clon Festival. This is where you can see tribute bands of some of the biggest names in music.
The event is free and takes place in the open air down on the sea front in Lloret near McDonalds.

Altogether there will be four nights of entertainment...

The first event takes place on Friday 11th July at 10.30pm, the band playing this night will be the Dire Straits tribute Sultans of Swing. The band are from Barcelona and here is a link to what they do ! Sultans of Swing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Innovation 2008


This week is the annual Innovation event held at Colossos here in Lloret. This event brings hundreds of clubbers into town so the hotels are having a busy time this week. To read more about this fun event click HERE

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Old Stuff

After recent emails the first of which was from John McGuire who worked here in Lloret back in the 70s, I have decided to start a new blog dedicated to the good old days of Lloret de Mar.

I never thought this would have created so much interest, so thanks to John for starting the ball rolling and sending photos which he has kindly given me permission to use. The first photo seen here is from the Prince of Wales back in the 70s. John is the twit with the beard at the front, sorry John but they were your words not mine !

Behind him to the right is Alan Hagger...who is still here and still making a nuisance of his self :-)

With the new blog I will be posting photos from 'days gone by' and if possible put old friends back in contact with each other.
Here is the link for Lloret de Mar old stuff

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Watersports

After the heavy downpours we have been subject to during the last few weeks, it now looks as though the summer beach activities are back in business.

Both Lloret and Fenals water sports centres are up and running for the season. Here is a short slide show showing them at work !

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Eating Out

Eating out in Lloret...you need never be stuck for somewhere to go. The famous fast food place McDonalds can be found at the opposite end to the castle right next to the beach!


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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Fun on the Beach





With hardly a cloud in the sky today the beach was very busy with holiday makers making the most of the sun. Something we haven't seen much of just recently! The current temperature is 28º in the shade(4pm), just as it should be for this time of year. The Water Sports Centre in Fenals were doing a nice steady trade, but the three little girls above decided to bring their own to the beach!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Independence of the Seas - Barcelona



Here are the photos from Barcelona port which is where the Independence of the Seas docked last Wednesday 4th June. As I said in my previous post, we travelled down there on the Thursday when we heard the ship was in the port until that evening. The ship is the largest cruise liner in the world with a length of 1,112ft, 185ft wide and 237ft high. These photos do not do it justice at all, you have to see it for yourself to appreciate the size of it! Maybe you can see the men in the cages cleaning the sides of the balcony's. (click on the photo to enlarge it)


The ship was built in Finland and only made its maiden voyage last month in May.
I have found a very interesting piece about the liner in the Mail Online

There are more photos from a previous visit to the port including some of Voyager of the Seas a sister ship to the 'Independence'... click HERE for the post


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Friday, June 06, 2008

Barcelona trip round the port


Yesterday we travelled down to Barcelona with some friends of ours (John and Karen) who are in Lloret on holiday for 2 weeks. We saw that there were 2 or 3 cruise ships in the port, so we got on the ferry which takes you on a 35 min tour round the cruisers for a closer look. The trip cost 5.50€ and was well worth it !



This cruise ship is the 'Aida Diva' and has 1,025 double occupancy cabins, so it carry 2,050 passengers as well as a crew of 646.
The ship is German based and is the first one of a €2 bn order of 6 which was delivered to Aida Cruise back in 2007.

If you would like to read more about this unusually decorated cruise ship click HERE.
(Watch this space for more photos from the port including the 'Independence of the Seas' )
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Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Rain in Spain !

Last Friday we had a good day day weather wise, the sun shone and the temperature got to 25c in the shade. Saturday was quite pleasant slightly cooler with a bit of cloud...today?? we are back to normal with the rain.
Just when we think that the weather is starting to improve the rain comes back! The same is forecast for tomorrow and possibly even more later in the week, so its not much fun for holidaymakers here this week.
To keep a check on the weather if you are planning a holiday in this area click HERE This forecast is for Barcelona but we do get very similar weather and temperatures.