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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lloret de Mar weather

 We were expecting a bad storm early this evening, but it didn't turn out to be as bad as it was forecast. It rained for a short while with a few rumbles of thunder in  the distance, these photos were taken from our balcony of the stormy sky. Tomorrows weather is said to be partly sunny with a few scattered clouds and a high of 12c.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Looking over Lloret

Today we have a panoramic view looking out from behind the Guitart Central Hotel, with the hotels grounds in the foreground and in the far distant you can see the urbanisation of Roca Grossa....another beautiful sunny day! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're surrounded by snow in Lloret

 On the road to Girona today we had some beautiful views of the snow covered mountains in the distance...but in Vidreres it was an unbelievable 20c!...... the photos were actually taken from the car window as we were travelling.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cala Banys Lloret

 At present the bar at Cala Banys is closed until 13th March, but even so its still always nice to take a leisurely stroll there to watch the waves crashing up against the rocks in the cove and see the dramatic cloud formations just before the sun goes down. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bad weather in Spain

 Winter temperatures in Spain are forecast to take a sharp drop over the coming few days with bad weather warnings issued to nearly 40 provinces through the country, the warnings are for heavy rain, snow, gales and freezing temperatures. Today however in Lloret after such a long period of sunny days and very little rain we have a dull rainy day with a current temp of 6º not as bad as some places!

This weekends photos from Lloret and Fenals beach.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ripoll & Gombrén

Heading towards the Pyrenees just a little over 100 km from Lloret is the fairly large town of Ripoll surrounded by some lovely little villages and set in amazing countryside, very popular with hikers and rock climbers. Ripoll town centre is a good shopping area with an abundance of cafes, restaurants which cater for its 11,000 + population.  The Pyrenees can be seen in the not too far distance from Ripoll and just now are covered in snow so you also have great views of the snow capped mountains.

One of the nearby villages is Gombrén where set in the hills is the ancient monastery - Santuari de Montgrony which is first documented in the year of 899 and rebuilt in the 12 century. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter Pastimes in Lloret

 It seems that we will soon be seeing a sharp drop in temperature and the good weather will end according to the local weather forecast. Rain is expected tomorrow and next week daytime temps will be only in single figures! Recent photos from Fenals beach show these fishermen making the most of the good weather, even though the sea is very rough they can still be seen down on the beach every day enjoying their daily fishing session!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lloret de Mar Graffiti

One thing which I'm sure many of you will agree with that spoils Lloret is the graffiti which can be seen all over town. Its an eyesore which gives a bad impression to the thousands of tourists who visit every year...but just take a look at these photos taken in the Reiral area along the the road where the weekly market is held - its almost like a free art gallery. Any day of the week you can see the artists down there with their spray cans creating another masterpiece!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Primer Bany de l'Any - Lloret

 Lots of brave people gathered on the beach this morning at 11.30 for the 21st edition of Llorets first swim of the year, luckily it was quite warm and was told on good authority by Gary that the sea was also very warm! All those taking part had a short exercise session to get them ready for the dip.

And off they went, some were quite apprehensive but others just ran and bravely dived in.

Below is 'Nog' the dog patiently waiting for his owner Gary to return from his dip.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cala Banys - Lloret de Mar

 Although the bar at Cala Banys is closed for the season (reopens 13th March) its still a nice place to go and look out to sea and take a few shots of that amazing view...and better still when the winter temperature is 20ºc as it was today!