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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Gerry's Bar

The end of October is more or less seen as the end of the season on the Costa Brava.
On Sunday afternoon Gerry's Bar in Lloret had a massive BBQ to celebrate just this!

Tables were laid in the beer garden, where everyone was able to help themselves to large pieces of beef, catalan sausage, chops, various mixed salads bread & wine etc.

These few photos show just a few of the people who were there !
A lot of hard work had gone into preparation of the food etc...which everyone enjoyed.
Thanks to Simon, Yasmin and the lads who did the cooking, we all had a great day!

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Cruising the Mediterranean.

The other day while looking out to sea we saw a very unusual cruise ship, not like the normal ships we see sailing the Med....this one had 5 sails on! No one else we spoke to saw the ship so I started looking at various websites and came across a site for the Windstar Windsurf
This ship is currently cruising in the Mediterranean and it seems it was just on its way to Palamos on the day we saw it.
If you would like to read more about the Windsurfs on board amenities click here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Best Beach

Our local beach here in Fenals has just been voted the best beach from Tarragona up to the French border.
Beaches in Lloret have for many years had the blue flag award, but this vote is extra special.
It is for the cleanliness of the beach, services such as toilets, showers, first aid station, keep fit area which was installed this year.
The old kiosks from which they sold ice-creams and drinks were replaced with wooden ones this year making the whole appearance of this stretch of beach look more natural!
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Costa Brava Rally 55...2007

A slide show of some of the cars taking part in this week-ends rally. Also showing cars which were just on show in front of the town hall.

Thought we might have seen Lewis Hamilton taking a walk round the cars this morning....but no! Maybe he has other arrangements this week-end ???????

Costa Brava Rally 55...2007

Its rally week-end here again in Lloret. The Costa Brava Rally takes place every year at this time. Here's a couple of photo's of the cars just having their final check before they start this annual event.

Its ideal weather with no rain forecast, so there should be plenty of people out on the Costa Brava roads to see the cars racing round those hairpin bends !!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Girona Airport

Girona airport was built in 1965 to cater for tourists arriving to the Costa Brava. Girona is the nearest airport for visitors to the Costa Brava, only 30 - 40 minutes drive from Lloret de Mar. The cost of the journey by taxi is approx 45€ but there does seem to be a shortage of taxis serving Girona airport! There is no train service, the nearest train station is in Blanes. A bus service runs into Lloret de Mar bus station, times of which can be found Here.

Most of the air traffic using Girona is the low cost Ryanair. On their website it is called Barcelona Girona, but don't make the mistake of travelling to Girona if Barcelona is where you really need to be! Barcelona is approx 100km south of Girona. So if your on a tight schedule with maybe a meeting to attend, this is not the airport for you. Although a bus is always there to meet Ryanair passengers to take them to Barcelona.
Back in 1993 passenger figures for Girona were 275,000 but by 2005 Girona was dealing with more than3.5 million

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Barcelona Airport

For visits to the Costa Brava you have a choice of two airports Girona or Barcelona. Barcelona is the second largest airport in Spain. The largest one being Madrid.
A new terminal is under construction at Barcelona, due for completion in2009. When all new developments are finalised the airport which handled 30 million passengers last year 2006, should see passenger levels rise to 50 million!
As it is now the airport has 3 terminals A, B and C.
Passengers on the 'no frills' airlines such as Easy Jet, Thompson Fly and Jet2 etc arrive and depart from terminal A.
The airport (El Prat de Llobregat) lies 12 km south of Barcelona centre, but has good links to the city by either train, bus or taxi.
If you are taking a holiday on the Costa Brava it may be a good idea to book an airport to hotel transfer here a few days prior to travel.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Costa Brava Views

Some of the best Costa Brava views can be seen on the slideshow below, one or two of the photos may have been included on previous pages, but they look so much better when viewed in a slideshow along with music.
So make sure your volume is turned up high !!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Formula 1... Barcelona Events

This weekend in Barcelona 13th & 14th October Formula 1 is here for the 2nd time this year !!
Only this time its the turn of the classic F1 cars to take to the Montjuic track. Fifty or more cars are expected to be on show over the weekend. On Sunday they will parade round the Montjuic circuit. The track has not been used for the Grand Prix since 1975, but it will restored to how it looked in years gone by for the event.
For news of this classic weekend and also latest news of the ongoing Formula 1, click here!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Nudist Beach!

In my opinion the most picturesque beach in Lloret (if not the Costa Brava) has got to be Boadella.

Here the sand is not quite as course as Lloret main beach. Not that easily reached these days, as the boats don't go into the small bay as they did in previous years. So the only access is down through the woods.
Many new apartments are being built in the Boadella area, so the beach is not as quiet as is used to be.
Boadella is actually a nudist beach, but with the influx of new residents it is now being used more and more by families.

A close up of the nudist area...its maybe best not to visit Boadella on a full stomach as there are some very squeamish sights!!

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Weather

Well there's nothing much happening in Lloret just now, although there's quite a few tourist's in town. At this time of year its usually couples with younger children who have not yet started school, and people who dont like the harsh sun of August!

After a few cloudy days which we had towards the back end of last week, yesterday the temperature was 28c. Todays forecast is for 25c in is already that here in Lloret!!