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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lloret de Mar Weather


After weeks and weeks without a drop of rain here on the coast in Lloret it finally arrived today, there was a bit of thunder through the night but this morning started off as a nice but cooler day.
Mid morning a storm started and very heavy rain, the photos are taken from our balcony. We hope that the temperatures will be more bearable for a few days now as temperatures have been in the 30s for what seems like forever!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lloret's Fireworks

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The fireworks display on Monday night  was another huge success with thousands watching all over town. Again, the same as last year they  were set to music from various movies. We were watching from the beach where there was hardly a space to be found!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Our Visitors!


This morning we had 2 early morning visitors to our balcony!
We had heard an unusual  noise in the tree unlike any bird we have heard before, when all of a sudden these 2 parrot like birds landed right on the piece which separates us from next door. We suspect that they might not be wild but have escaped from a cage somewhere.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lloret de Mar Clon Festival, Michael Jackson


 The first of this years Clon Festival events began night with the Michael Jackson Tribute, it was again a fantastic success and held in its new location of Placa Pere Torrent (the carousel square) which proved to be a good move. Whether you like Michael Jackson or not it was a very good show and he sang and danced for 2 solid hours!


I wouldn't like to guess how many watched last nights show but its certainly the biggest crowd I've seen for any of the previous tribute events.
If you would like to see the latest Clon Festival pics  go to Lloretstuff.com





Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lloret de Mar - Places to visit.


This grand old building which can be seen on the main Blanes road which runs behind Lloret de Mar is one of the oldest buildings in town. It originally started out as a farmhouse later to be fully restored in the 19th century to a luxury summer home. In 1954 it was again restored, this time to become the Hotel Mànana. It has now undergone another face lift and is home to a permanent exhibition of Iberian archaeology, along with housing Lloret's local office of Girona's chamber of commerce and Lloret de Mar's town council. The surrounding land has been landscaped, with new footpaths newly planted tree's, shrubs and a new colourful playground has been installed for the kids.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lloret de Mar, Route 66


Did you know that we now have our very own American style diner here in Lloret de Mar. The owners Andy & Jackie have worked very hard to achieve something really different in Lloret. They have an excellent menu of steaks, burgers, ribs and pizzas....the list is endless!  Route 66 is a fascinating place its walls are full of genuine old style American style diner ads. I recommend you try their special offer menu of 2 meals for the price of one, served between the hours of 3pm and 7pm.
From the tables near the window you have a great views of the most well known sight in Lloret and that is the Castle at the end of the beach...also not fogetting the peaceful view looking out to sea.
You must try  ROUTE 66  when here on holiday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lloret de Mar Events


For the 3rd year running Lloret is hosting the Costa Brava Reggae Fest, as usual to be held at Sa Caleta (the castle end of the beach)
The event will take place on Saturday 24th July, with a street party atmosphere throughout the day there's bound to be lots of great entertainment with live music performances starting at 5pm.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Rob Roy Karoke Night


Robert's Karaoke Night

The Rob Roy pub has recently started with a Karaoke night, for the last 2 weeks its been a massive success with the holiday makers and the local residents. Hopefully this will be regular event  in the coming weeks, Thursdays at 9pm....dont miss it!

All welcome come and give us a song!


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Lloret de Mar Beaches


The local beaches here in Lloret have been awarded the blue flag for several years running now.
These photos just taken only 3-4 days ago show how crystal clear the sea is looking these days With the small rocky coves between Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar scuba diving is a very popular activity, Lloret and Canyelles have their very own  diving centres for anyone wishing to learn how to dive or hire equipment. Contact details can be found.....HERE.
To maintain the cleanliness of the beach and the coast line you can see work being carried out all day long! The beach is cleaned and raked every night, and out at sea there is a small boat which continuously sails up and down the coast several times a day picking up any rubbish which is found floating in the sea.


Saturday, July 03, 2010

Lloret de Mar Watersports



Fenals beach is very busy today with the weekend tourists in town. The watersports centre are doing a good trade with the Parasailing and Flyfish etc, what better way than to take to the sea to cool off on a hot sticky day like today!