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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fireworks in Lloret July 2011

This week there have been various events taking place in and around Lloret, the fireworks display is the finale to The Santa Cristina festival which should have taken place on the evening of Tuesday 26th. Owing to the terrible weather conditions it was cancelled and rescheduled  to take place last night, this time the event went ahead with no problems!
We made our way to Lloret beach in order to get a good view ready for the display starting at 10.30pm...(even though in one official Lloret site the time was given as 11.30pm!)
The fireworks are now set to various pieces of music and done in about 5-6 different sections, which to me either adds to it or can distract from the personal opinion for last night? It was good but I have seen (much) better in previous years!
Were you there - what did you think?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ryanair in Girona

After so much recent talk about the low cost airline Ryanair threatening to pull out of Girona airport in November, it seems that they now have some sort of timetable in place for the winter season.  The Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported on this subject in more detail, click here to read the article >>  EL PAIS

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lloret de Mar Clon Festival 2011 - Abba

Dancing on the beach!

What another great night of entertainment in Lloret de Mar last night 22nd July with the Abba tribute "Abba Revival"  The crowds started gathering much earlier than usual so by the time the band came on stage at 10.15pm there was hardly a good view point to be found. Even the beach was full, and resembled a dance hall as the crowd sang and danced along to many of Abba's greatest hits. This was by far the largest gathering of spectators for any of the Clon Festival bands so far!

To see more photos and videos from 'Abba Revival' - CLICK HERE

Leaving the Festival

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lloret de Mar Clon Festival 2011

The next Clon Festival event is to take place this Friday 22nd down by the beach in Lloret. It is the turn of Abba Rivival tribute band who will be on stage at 10.15pm. This is the second time here in Lloret for this band, they were a massive sucess when we last saw them back in August 2006 when they had everyone singing and dancing to everyones favourite hits by Abba!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lloret de Mar Photos

Just a selection of photos taken during the last few days!
In the first one are the colourful fishing boats which are kept on the beach in Lloret. The 2nd one shows the very nicely decorated beach bar at the far end of the beach in Fenals, always a nice relaxing place to have an early evening drink!
In the 3rd photo is the Sensation Catamaran just pulling into Fenals beach.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Fenals Beach

Saturdays and Sundays you can guarantee if the sun is out then there will be hardly a spare place on the beach, yesterday was no exception!
With the recent hot temperatures everyone headed for the beach this weekend and as the pictures show it was just a mass of colour with all the parasols!

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Clon Festival 2011

The Clon Festival got off to a fantastic start last night with the Achtung Band, a tribute to U2.
Whether you are a U2 fan or not...I never really have been but after last nights performance Achtung Band must have converted a few people such as me!

They came on stage at 10.15 pm and played  U2 hits almost 2 hrs non stop!

We took  300+ photographs and 8 videos, some of which are here, but you can CLICK HERE to be redirected to see lots more!

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Lloret de Mar Clon Festival 2011

I recently posted a piece about this years Clon Festival the first of which is taking place tomorrow night. After seeing the poster it seems that the venue has changed from Placa Pere Torrent  where it took place last year, it is now back to the original place of  Roca d'en Maig at the beach..sorry for the mix up!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Barcelona Port

Independence of the Seas
Last Friday the cruise terminal at Barcelona had the busiest day for passengers so far this year. A total of 7 cruise liners arrived carrying over 27,000 passengers. The Costa Serena, Carnival Magic and the MSC Splendida  cruise liners were either starting or ending their journey but the other four - Noordam, Aida Vita, Thomson Dream, and the Independence of the Seas were passing through using Barcelona as one of their stop off points.

The next busiest day for the port will be August 20th when ) cruise liners will be arriving carrying 31,000 passengers to Barcelona.
 The USA leads the way for the cruise industry with Barcelona holding 4th position and the 1st in Europe, being one of the most favoured stops for cruise passengers.