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Friday, November 29, 2013

Tirada a l'Art, Lloret de Mar 2013

For anyone who feels like an early start to the day this Sunday 1st December there's a chance to take part  in the old traditional way of fishing on Lloret beach at 8am. Every year this event takes place on the first Sunday of December and February and pays tribute to all those who used to make their living this way. Once the nets are cast far out to sea they will be pulled in by those wishing to join in, whatever is caught in the nets will be cooked on the barbecues and eaten for breakfast washed down with lots of wine...great breakfast!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Snowy weather in Lloret de Mar

Well, the weather has suddenly taken a turn for the worse today in Lloret. Our friends up on the neighbouring urbanisations have had snow today, while down here on the coast however it's been a cold and wet day....and as yet no sign of snow.

Thanks to Paul for the photo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Market day in Lloret de Mar

Scarves in every colour possible to keep out the cold.
Lloret's weekly outdoor market takes place every Tuesday when most stalls are all set up and business starts at 9am or thereabouts until approx 1pm depending on how good trade is on the day and of course how good the weather is. During the warmer summer months some stall holders will still be trading until 2pm,  today however although its been a bright sunny day it was quite windy and cold so some stalls were been cleared and packed away ready for an early finish at 12 noon.
Just one stall with a few Xmas items on display

Local ladies doing their fruit and veg shopping

Monday, November 25, 2013

Trobada Motera - Lloret 2013


Down in the carousel square yesterday we saw many colourful characters all visiting Lloret for the day long bikers event. Entertainment lasted the whole day long with the DJs and live bands providing the music which could be heard from several streets away! The stalls and stands which had been erected on the square had leather clothing and bike accessories etc on sale...while the bar supplied plenty of beer and food, just what every biker needs!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Trobada Motera Lloret de Mar

There's a treat in store this Sunday 24th Nov for the bike fans in town, its the 7th edition of the Trobada Motera event taking place on the carousel square 'Placa Pere Torrent' from 9am. Music from guest DJs, local rock band 'Snorfy', Queen tribute band 'Smile' and the most important of all booze and food!
Its always a great sight to see all the hundreds customised bikes as they ride into town and park up all along Av Just Marles for everyone to photograph.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Today in Lloret - Fenals Beach

Its almost like spring today in Lloret the temperature is showing 14c on the main street in Fenals but feels much warmer sat in the sun giving people the chance to get out and enjoy the better weather while they can. This beach bar has reopened now that the bad weather is over - for the time being at least! Here are a few pictures of the people who were out and about that we photographed this morning....

 An elderly couple taking a few pics of each other, it was quite funny watching them as they laughed at the photos they were taking!
 A stylish lady sat by the beach having a few minutes taking in the sun.

Keeping fit with a few exercises on the beach!

 Just a bit of light cloud today, much better than the dark skies of the last few days.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The weather today in Lloret

Winter has definately arrived!

After yesterdays stormy day today is much calmer and a little warmer so off we went down to Fenals beach this morning to see what was happening down there and take a few photos. Lots of families are out taking their usual Sunday stroll and watching the rough sea as it crashes up on the rocks. This weekend the beach bars have now all closed up for the winter, the pedalos and sunbeds are still on the beach but they will be moved off this week sometime I should think.

When it gets this rough the sea usually takes the sand away from one end of the beach and deposits it at the other end!

You dont always need sunny skies to make a great photo!
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today in Lloret de Mar

Out and about in Lloret yesterday morning.

Yesterdays view of Calle San Pedro one of the main shopping streets in Lloret shows just a few locals going about doing their shopping.

Meanwhile on the beach, looking quite deserted yesterday although it was 22c the only sign of life there were a few hundred seagulls!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Day in Girona from Lloret

For an enjoyable day with a difference the city of Girona is just over a 1 hour bus journey from Lloret de Mar. This beautiful city has a fantastic range of shops and larger department stores as well as a history of more than 2,000 years. So whether its shopping in the newer part or exploring its many museums, medieval walls, Gothic Cathedral or Jewish Quarter in the old part of town you prefer then its well worth a journey to what I consider is a very underrated tourist destination. For more information and photos click on the following link...A DAY IN GIRONA.