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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lloret today - Cala Banys

With a nice temperature of 21º c today there were plenty of people taking a nice pleasant stroll from Lloret through the woods and to the bar at Cala Banys. The bar will close at the end of this month for the winter season but with weather like this its best to make the most of it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Market day in Lloret de Mar

Every Tuesday morning in Lloret you will see groups of people heading towards the market to search for the best bargains. Just now as the weather has cooled down considerably the stalls are stocked with winter clothes....along with the usual Spanish dresses, underwear, bags, shoes and lots of fruit and veg. The market starts at about 8.30am, the stall holders begin to pack up and close between 1-2pm. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Living in Lloret de Mar, Spain

Is it maybe a dream of yours to pack your bags along with your personal belongings and move over to Spain either to work or retire when the time comes? If so then there is a very good website I've come across which gives lots of advice from people who have done just that! Whether your looking for work, wondering what the lifestyle is like, wanting to learn the language, read up on the news from around Spain, see TV listings for the UK or even download some useful documents to help you get through all that red tape you will find lots of useful information on the Spain Buddy site. You can read personal interviews and experiences of others who have taken the plunge with the latest episode been from Lloret de the piece here - Moving to Lloret de Mar

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Three drowned in Lloret this week.


Today the sea in Lloret has claimed another life making that the third this week. The sea has been very rough for several days now and red flags have been flying warning people of the danger. Its not always possible for visitors to Lloret to realise just how dangerous the sea here can be, sometimes the red flags are up and it may look quite calm...but there maybe very strong undercurrents...flags are there for a reason! There are three flags and they are to be treated as traffic signals - green for go, yellow for caution and red is always STOP. Meaning that no one is allowed in the sea, the lifeguards do a fantastic job on Lloret beaches and what ever they say must go! Flags are always displayed on poles at the top of the beach but if you see red flags in the sand by the waters edge then on one is allowed beyond that point...see the photo below. Please have a great time and take care while on your holidays in Lloret...take notice of the flags and stay safe.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Out & about in Lloret today

 This morning the weather was very overcast and grey but we decided to take a trip up to the urbanisation of Roca Grossa from where there are very good views of all Lloret, Looking out to sea we could see a large yacht berthed in a small cove near Boadella, so we went to take a closer look! The name of the yacht is 'Beiss' I've looked online to try find who the owner is (as I usually do!) but this time I couldn't find any listing for it.

View from Roca Grossa

A closer look of the yacht 'Beiss'

Fenals Beach
View from the woods in Fenals

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Costa Brava Rally 2015

Today is the last day of this years Historic Costa Brava rally which once again was based in Lloret de Mar. There has been a host of events throughout the weekend but this morning we had another chance to see a team of  Castellers in Lloret at the closing event.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Costa Brava rally 2015

In Lloret de Mar this weekend 1-4th October the Historic Costa Brava rally is taking place, the podium is set up just by the Town Hall. Restrictions for traffic will be in place around Lloret during the time that the cars are out about on the local roads.
There will be other activities for us all to see over the Rally weekend, take a look at the following link - Hisoric Costa Brava Rally

Below are photos from a previous Historic rally in Lloret -