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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Hardy Butts

One thing I've noticed about Lloret de Mar during the past 3 - 4 years is that it seems to be  getting a very popular place for motorcycle gatherings. Back in April we saw several custom built bikes parked on Lloret's seafront, as seen in the photos here.

Coming to town shortly - 11th to 13th June is  the very popular Hardy Butts event. This will be the 3rd edition of the Harley Davidson bikes meeting in town, and organisers are predicting the biggest and best one yet!
There will be some changes to the event this year, one in particular is the venue change. Instead of the seafront they will be based around the casino area, with part of the weekends events taking part in the casino. There will be a 2 day poker tournament as well as motorcycle manufacturers from Europe and the USA being invited to display some of their bikes and products in the 1,700 sq metre exhibition centre. Many other activities will also be organised for all those attending, one of which will see the winner of the custom bike contest having the chance to take part in the Grand final over in the States.

Last year the Hardy Butts event brought nearly 20, 000 people to Lloret and about 7,000 bikes, so lets hope the local traders feel some of the benefit of all these extra potential customers which they so badly need !

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Just recently in Spain there has been another rise in some cigarettes and tobacco prices, you can see the very latest price list in the Lloret Holiday Guide


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Rabbies v Chimaira FC

Rabbies Team
 The Chimaira football club from London are in Lloret for a few days and while here have had a game with a team of lads which Hammy from Rabbies Bar got together...from where ever he could!
Chimaira FC
 The match was held at the Lloret FC ground, for which they were charged €140 for 1hr so the teams played 30 minutes each way. It was a great game with lots of action and goals, most of which were scored by Chimaira...but all good fun! The score at the end of the first half was 4 - 2 to Chimaira and finished at 10 -3.

They even had supporters...about 20 or so locals were there, but lots more were watching from the hotel balconies around the ground!
A great day and night in Rabbies!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lloret de Mar Weather

The weather is really starting to get much hotter these days! 
We heard today from someone who had just drove through Vidreres just a few kilometers in land that the temperature there was 34ºC. In Lloret it would have been more like 28-30º....still very hot for this time of year! 

Theses 2 photos were taken from the cliff tops in Fenals looking out to the crystal clear Med and down onto one of the rocky coves.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beach Bars

The beach bars in Lloret now seem to be doing a roaring trade, it looks as though the great weather we have been experiencing just lately has brought quite a lot of people into town for a short pre-season relaxing break or a spot of sight seeing!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lloret de Mar Full Moon

Something out of this world for a change!

We have a photo here of the moon as we can see it tonight from our balcony in Lloret. 
Enlarge the picture by clicking on it and you can even see the craters.

Lloret de Mar Triathlon

It was an exciting day in Fenals on Sunday with the Triathlon...I'm not sure how many took part but it must have been in the hundreds judging by how many bikes were lined up in the parking area. The day started off on the beach with all participants running into the sea for the 700mts swim after which there was a mad dash to the bikes for 20 km bike ride which wove all around the roads and narrow side streets of Fenals. The last part of the event was the 5km run. There were lots of people lining the streets to watch and cheer on all those who took part....a great atmosphere !

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Best Bars

One of the most popular bars in Lloret de Mar is Rabbies and is managed by Linda. Here you can find a real mix of people - including the locals who have lived in Lloret for years, then visitors who come several times a year, and quite often holiday makers who are maybe just discovering Lloret for their first time. No matter who it is they are all made welcome and made to feel as though they have just walked into their local pub at home! 
If you are coming to Lloret for a holiday or a short break this year I can guarantee you will feel at home in this bar. They are a football friendly bar so no matter what team you support if its on TV then you only have to ask Linda and she will put it on for you. There's always a great atmosphere in Rabbies!......see more pics and directions to this great pub here > Lloret Rabbies

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lloret de Mar Events

This weekend you can see the Lloret - Costa Brava Triathlon event most of which seems to be happening on or around Fenals on Sunday 15th May. The events are 700 mtr swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. Last year was the first time this event took place in the video below to see just how popular it was!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Buzzby's....As seen on TV !

After I was contacted by the BBC asking for their help looking for people who would like to contribute to their World News programme, I put them in touch with John Teasdale who is to shortly re-open our local bar Buzzbys. John gave them a very good interview about his life in Lloret and the pros and cons of starting a business in Spain. The BBC were back in touch yesterday and I have now had firm confirmation when the programme will be shown. Unfortunately it wont  be shown on UK television.

Lloret De Mar is a short section within the film, which is about Spain as a whole.  But, here are the times the programme, which is called Third Eye, is being broadcast in Spain over the weekend.

 Sat, May 14th


> 19:30

>Sun, May 15th

> 12:30


As soon as I can I'll get a recording on here from YouTube - with thanks in advance to Christian!

In the post below we are still needing people for a competely different project for the BBc which will be shown in the UK. So far quite a few of you have been in touch and the BBC are now in the process of contacting those who they think will be suitable for the programme.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Help Needed from Early Tourist's!

I have once again been contacted by the BBC asking if we can help them to find people who would like to take part in a series of programmes they are making, one of which will be about the birth of the package holiday and will be prented by Melvyn Bragg.

If anyone would like to take part please contact me at and I will pass on your details to the BBC

Here is part of the email I received....

"We will be asking people with memories and stories to come along and watch our historical film footage and share their stories, its adding a modern perspective to the existing footage. This will both be transmitted on BBC 2 and archived with the historical footage to keep an up to date and accurate account of various period.
Our programmes cover a variety of historical themes such as the home front and evacuation in the 40s, seaside holidays in the 50s, teenage life in the 50s, school life in the 1960s, The jubilee in the 70s as well as many other themes.
Any help would be gratefully received, we are really looking for characters who remember the beginning of the package holidays. Who either went on them and have stories to tell, or who may have been employed in any part of the industry - be it as a Rep, Bar or Hotel Worker ( or Owner), Cabin Crew or Airport staff."

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Lloret de Mar Views

As far as I know just for the next few days in Lloret not much is planned events that I know of so its just nice to get out for a stroll and enjoy the good weather which we had today. Although saying that there was quite a bad downpour yesterday, all those who watched the Barcelona v Real Madrid game last night would have seen the heavy rain and lightening in Barcelona. I'm glad to say it wasn't as bad as that here in Lloret. These two photos were taken just today showing the beach as taken from the castle, and then a view of the castle taken from a different angle than normally seen!