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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lloret de Mar Beaches

A view from the cliff tops overlooking Santa Christina beach.
Looking through the trees up the Costa Brava coast the next cove is Boadella, then you come to the larger beach of Fenals.

Then the next beach is the main beach of Lloret, from where you can take a boat to travel down the coast to see these very picturesque beaches the journey only takes about 20 mins or so.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Girona School Uniform

A photo showing some children on a school outing in Girona, all looking very smart in their school uniform!

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Sunday Market Lloret de Mar

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month there is a boot sale type market in Lloret de Mar.
One or two stalls sell new products such as slippers, pottery, honey and herbs.
The photo below is a stall which sells old photos of Lloret and other parts of the Costa brava,
they are quite interesting to look through.

As for the the other stalls the only thing I can say about them is.....I've never seen so much rubbish in my life!!
as you can see from the next 2 photos!!

Typical Spanish ornamental pottery.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Lloret de Mar Medieval Weekend

Lloret medieval week end brought hundreds of people into town as always.
The weather was perfect for both days, so the streets were packed with people looking round the colourful stalls. There were pony rides for the children, along with sheep and goats in pens looking just as they would have been kept in medieval times. The streets were covered in straw again to give them that 'olden times' look!


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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lloret de Mar Medieval Weekend.

Just one photo for now.
This had to be the best looking bird at the Medieval week-end!

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Last Stop in Spain!

This slideshow show photos from the very small border town of Port Bou. This is the most northerly town on the Costa Brava before you reach the French border. The railway here is the most important place in town, serving trains from both sides of the border.

Port Bou sits in a valley surrounded by mountainous green slopes which stretch right down to the sea. The church of Santa Maria can be seen from all over the town as it is set on a hill at the back of town only to be reached by very steep hills or long flights of steps.

The sea here is crystal clear even in the small harbour, where usually you would see a light covering of oil in places from the boats. Not here though all the harbour and town is kept spotlessly clean!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Colourful Autumn in Girona.

Although the weather is still very good on the Costa Brava, as in the UK autumn is well and truly here. These trees are just outside the bus station at Girona, adding a variety of colour to a very dull looking station! Temperatures in Girona these days are reaching 22c - 23c, but dropping to about 3c during the night. Daytime temperatures on the coast are about the same through the day, if not slightly warmer, but night temperatures can still be 12c or more!

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Medieval time in Lloret de Mar

Due to take place during the weekend of 10th - 11th November here in Lloret is the popular Medieval event. Everyone looks forward to this special weekend, as it brings hundreds of people into town, which is very good for the shops and bars. Hotels will be full to approx 80% - 90% capacity.