Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lloret de Mar Winter Events

Just a few of the photos from Sundays exhibition of classic cars in Lloret.
The qualifying factor for any car entered was that it had to be more than 25yrs old, some such as the one below were much older than that!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lloret de Mar Winter Events

Its been a very busy Sunday today in Lloret. Down in the square by the carousel there has been an exhibition of custom motorbikes along with a kickboxing show put on by boys and girls of all ages, the above photo shows two of the body got hurt, it was all good fun!

 Some of the bikes which came into town put on their own exhibition by just parking on the roadside!

The bike below has been customised in the unique style of Gaudi which can be seen in Parque Guell in Barcelona...(see the small photo below)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tobacco Prices in Spain.

Now the summer season is over the majority of visitors to the Costa Brava at this time of year tend to be French. The hotels which remain open all year round are usually quite busy at the weekends owing to the fact that Lloret de Mar is only just over an hours drive from the French border.
Spain is still one of the cheapest places in Europe to buy cigarettes and tobacco, so visitors do benefit by stocking up on cigarettes etc while they are here. As from 1st Jan 2011 the legal limit what the French can take back home over the border is to be raised. Just now the limit is 5 cartons of cigarettes each, but there will be no limit at all after January 1st.
With the recent price increase of 6% in France it looks as though more and more French will be nipping over to Spain to get their cigs and fill their car up with the cheaper petrol while here!
The latest tobacco prices for Spain can be found .... HERE.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lloret de Mar - Girona Bus Timetable

For those arriving at Girona airport and staying at any of the nearby resorts this is the latest timetable for the Sarfa bus company. The timetable is valid as from 27/9/10 - 22/6/11 and at present the cost into Lloret de Mar is €8. This is by far the cheapest way to get to your resort as the taxis are now charging around the €50 mark...not too bad if you are travelling with 3 to 4 friends but quite expensive if you are travelling alone.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lloret de Mar Weather and November Views

A deserted November beach.
 Not the usual views you might expect from a place like Lloret de Mar!

The recent weather we are experiencing here just lately is still very good with very mild daytime temperatures for the time of year. These two photos show what we thought was a very bad storm brewing up out at sea this week, but all we had was a light rainfall which lasted through the night and then a nice clear sky the next morning.....and again today we have another nice day, although a little bit misty out at sea.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spanish Poker Final-Lloret de Mar

 The Spanish Poker Tour tournament will take place from November 18th to 21st at the Gran Casino in Lloret de Mar. Some of Europe’s best players will be competing for a guaranteed €300,000 prize at the four-day main event.
On November 17th, the day before the start of the Grand Finale, a freeroll will be organized for all players. The prize pool for this special freeroll is already up to €45,000 and eligible players can check the number of points with which they will start playing on the SPT website. Following the Main Event of the Grand Finale, they will also be announcing the winner of the SPT 2010 most valuable player.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lloret Medieval Event 2010

Heres a few photos from this week-ends Medieval event in Lloret de Mar which seems to have been a huge success by bringing thousands of people into town. There were far more stalls and activities than previous years, and as you can see from the photo below the streets were packed! So I'm sure that many of the local stores and bars have seen a much needed increase in their takings this week-end.

 The stalls were selling their home made products again...bread,cake, jam, soap, creams and other toiletries. Also a lot of the stalls were selling handmade jewellery, and very nice things for the home such as wall plaques, pottery, and linen items.

Have you ever seen a BBQ as big as this?

 The Medieval street musicians making as much noise as they possibly could!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lloret de Mar Medieval Event

Medieval Fiesta 2008
This weekend November 13th - 14th we have the annual Medieval Festival in town once more. This will be the 10th time in Lloret de Mar for this event which gets better and better each year. The agenda for activities will begin at 10.30 tomorrow morning and go on until Sunday evening. Stalls will be selling all kinds of hand made goods such as, toys, clothing, shoes, jewelery, toiletries and all kinds of food stuffs. The kids will be able to join in with all kinds of games and even go on a donkey ride around the streets.

Lloret de Mar Sunrise

Looking towards Lloret from Fenals.

After the previous shots of the evening sky in Lloret yesterday, these photos show just how the sun rise looked at 7.30 this morning from our balcony. These are genuine photos which have not been re touched at all. 
(Apart from the watermark that is for copyright purposes!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lloret de Mar Weather and November Views

Looking towards Blanes from Fenals

Wish you were here? 
Its getting to that time of year again now where the weather in Lloret is feeling very cold when the sun goes down. These photos taken from our balcony only 30 minutes ago (just 5minutes apart)
show the fantastic wintery skies we see at this time of year.

Temperature wise though is not as bad as temps in the UK  just now  at 18.15pm its 10º c, but after the warm daytime  temp of today which reached 18ºc (25º yesterday) it is feeling rather chilly out there!