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Friday, August 29, 2008

Weather in Lloret de Mar.

The weather this month here on the Costa Brava has been very hot & humid, making it very difficult for some people to cope.
OK, we all like to have a nice tan when we return home from holiday but there is no need to suffer in able to achieve it!
At the first sign of any discomfort in the sun is the time to get out of it, trying to stay there will only cause more problems which your body wont be able to cope with. You will then not only end up with badly sun burnt skin but worse still possibly sunstroke and dehydration which can cause dizziness and vomiting. This will then keep you out of the sun for the next 2 or 3 days at least.
So the best thing is to take things steady and not try get your tan in the first few hours of arriving in your holiday resort, until you have built up some resistance to the harsh sun and heavy humidity which we have in Lloret de Mar.
No matter where you are going around town its always advisable to take a bottle of water, even the steadiest of walks can cause heat exhaustion. Just a few sips every few minutes can help stop you suffering from any ill effects in the heat.
Sun creams of at least factor 15 should be applied before you venture out at any time of day. Even while walking round the shops looking for your gifts to take back home, you will be getting more sun than you realise!
While sunbathing on the beach, if you start to feel uncomfortable and sweaty and you don't like taking a dip in the sea, just a quick dip under the shower will cool you off and keep your body temperature down.
Sunglasses also help protect your eyes from the sunlight, even in not so bright conditions without them you could still get glare from the sea which may cause headaches.
Clothing should be loose and light, but make sure that the material is not too thin or see through as the sun's rays can pass straight through and you can then end up with sunburn without realising it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Steve's 50th in Buzzby's

Another 50th birthday party in Lloret de Mar !
Happy Birthday to Steve, who is one of the longest reigning workers still here in Lloret. We all had a good night in Buzzbys to celebrate his birthday. Here is a slide show of the photos taken, with a few faces from the past and present !

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Beatles - Abbey Road

The last of the Clon Festival tribute bands played in Lloret de Mar last night. All day the weather was cloudy and looked as though it would rain at any time, but it held off ... that is until the band came on stage!

Owing to the wind part of the framework which house's the stage lights couldn't be erected so it made it almost impossible to get photos with out large lumps of metal in the foreground.

As usual they came on stage at 10.30, and then it started lightening over the sea, After 30-40 minutes it started to rain quite heavy so they couldn't possibly carry on and had to stop the show and cover all their equipment. What we saw though, they were brilliant...
Even the drum had the familiar 'Beatles' name on the front as you can just make out from the photo below! Their excellent web site can be seen HERE

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Weather

Last Thursday night we had what can only be described as a mini tornado in Lloret!
The weather had been quite good all day, although cooler than previous days - which was a relief!
We were in Buzzbys in Fenals when it started to look rather stormy, one of the locals came in and said that a storm was on way as he had just come from Girona and had seen the black clouds heading our way.
At about 12.oo it started to rain then without any more warning the heavens opened !
The strong wind was actually blowing the rain sideways. The power went off in the pub and various other places in town.
Then at the top of the street a manhole cover lifted and water came gushing up through this, flooding all the road in seconds ! The water flooded over a low wall opposite the pub into a small piece of land making it look like a lake.
Further away we heard that part of one of the main roads was blocked by fallen trees.
For people who were actually walking through it said it was terrifying, almost as though they were going to drown!
This only lasted for 10 minutes or so, we hate to think what would have happened if it had gone on for much longer.

So the forecast shown on the 8 day chart below was correct...even though it had been a nice day until then.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weather in Lloret de Mar

This August in Lloret de Mar we have had shade temperatures well into the 30s. The main beach in Lloret has been packed with holiday makers, its almost impossible to find a place these days. Just about every weather forecast link on the web we seem to find here is for Girona, but as this is a few kilometers inland it doesn't always give a true reading of we what get here on the coast. I have found a local forecast which gives us an 8 day weather forecast , you can find the site here...WEATHER

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Wish You Were Here?

Last night in Lloret we saw 'Crazy Diamond' the Pink Floyd tribute band. We just didnt know what to expect from this band-could they sound anything like the real thing? We didnt think they would, but we were mistaken!

 They were excellent! Although I was never a fan of Pink Floyd when they were popular, since then I have grown to like a few of their songs, such as Money, Brain Damage, Brick in the Wall and Wish you were here. They came on stage at 10.30 and played for 2 hrs. You can hear Crazy Diamond for yourself on MYSPACE.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Clon Festival Dates

Just a reminder about the Clon festival dates. So far we have had two of the 4 scheduled bands play. The final two bands to play are the Pink Floyd tribute, 'Crazy Diamond'
Then on Aug 22nd is the beatles soundalikes 'Abbey Road'
Should be another 2 nights of excellent entertainment !