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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lloret de Mar sunrise

 Saturday 31st May and we've had a beautiful start to the day this morning, we were out very early this morning to catch the sun as it rose up from behind the hills in the distance. Hopefully the sun will stay with us for the rest of the weekend at least!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Catalunya Villages - Madremanya

While out travelling around the Catalan countryside we recently came across a lovely little village called Madremanya just about 35km from Girona. It wasn't until we looked online at the adjuntament website that we realised that the population is less than 300, that must be why the only person we saw as we walked through its winding streets and stone archways was the post woman.....But what a beautiful privileged location they live in!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lloret de Mar - Today's photos

 At last the sun has made an early appearance in Lloret today giving holiday makers a chance to get out and enjoy the warm temperatures either by relaxing at one of the seafront lounge bars or lazing about on the beach. Dark clouds are building up over the hills behind Lloret threatening to rain but hopefully the sun will stay with us for the rest of today.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lloret de Mar weather

The predicted bad weather for today seems to have headed off somewhere else as this morning on the seafront  blue sky was spotted through a break in the clouds and its been a very pleasant day so far!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Lloret de Mar weather

Sadly it looks as though this heavy rain we have in Lloret at the moment is set to stay with us for the rest of this week. Over the weekend we have seen Ferris, Siesta and Parks of Hamilton coaches arriving from the UK bringing holiday makers for which some will be their main annual holiday. Let's hope that for all their sakes that the weather does pick up and they do get some nice bright sunny days!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lloret de Mar Today

For the time of year it's still very quiet in Lloret, but then again the good weather seems to have left us for a few days. Today's weather is very cloudy and damp with possibly chance of rain and a storm later today. The only activity on the beach this morning were a group of school children with their teachers practising their rowing skills! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A day at Sant Feliu de Guixols

 For interesting days to other nearby towns out from Lloret de Mar then you have a choice of either inland medieval villages or other seaside resorts you can visit. The most popular with easiest access by public transport are Blanes or Tossa de Mar, but just beyond Tossa is the lovely little seaside resort of Sant Feliu de Guixols....not as easy to reach as some places but well worth a visit to see the historic town and its small port. Boats from Lloret travel up the coast to Tossa de Mar from where you can then take another boat to Sant Feliu or catch a bus to Girona bus station and then take another bus into Sant Feliu.

 The Benedictine Monastery dating back to the 10th century is now home to the towns History Museum.
Visit the Sant Feliu tourism site here - Sant Feliu de Guixols

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lloret de Mar Triathlon

 Guests of the hotels and residents of Fenals were woken very early this morning as the Triathlon got off to an early start with the commentator for the event on the loudspeaker at 8.30 reading out the agenda for the morning! I didn't get to see the swimmers but here are a few pictures of the cyclist's on the start of their 20km race.  

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Les Alegries Flower Festival Lloret

 The church of Les Alegries was a hive of activity today as they were busy preparing for tomorrows event, unfortunately we wont be able to make it then but here is just a sample of what we saw today. More than 200 tables and chairs are been set out for lunch and drinks so it seems they are expecting a good crowd for the day long event and as an added bonus the weather forecast is great!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lloret de Mar weekend events.

This weekend in Lloret there are 2 very popular annual events taking place. Both are on Sunday but you will have to be an early riser to catch the first one...Fenals beach at approx 9am is the 5th edition of the local Triathlon. Those taking part will be starting off with a 750mt swim out into Fenals bay, after a quick change of clothing the next event will be the 20km cycle and then a run to complete the triathlon.
 Sundays other event is the day long Flower Festival at Les Alegries church just on the edge of town on the Girona road. This is a day of various activities for all the family, with the church and grounds all adorned in flowers! lunch will be prepared by the Xino Xano organisation at a cost of €11 on the day or €8 if purchased before at the museum. A free shuttle bus for those needing transport will run from the bus station, and back again in the afternoon.

Todays views of Lloret show the beach looking very different to how its usually photographed!