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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Classic Cars in Lloret

Classic bikes on show
 After what seemed like a very gloomy start to the day for the Classic cars auction/sale the weather turned out to be quite warm and the blue sky reappeared. As predicted there were approx 50 stalls there selling a range of items for the car and bike fans.
Mini motors

All set for a picnic!

Model cars

This bike above was on sale for €150...any takers?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Classic Cars in Lloret

Tomorrow morning (31st March) there is to be a special sale for the classic car enthusiasts, this event is taking place in the Rieral district of Lloret de Mar. Its expected that approx 50 stalls will be selling spare parts etc, there is also an auction planned for some cars and other motoring items. If the weather is good then it should prove to be a popular event as I'm sure that as usual there will be other stalls with goods on sale that are nothing to do with cars!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hotel Fire in Lloret de Mar

A small fire started in the top floor laundry room of the Hotel Plaza Paris at 4pm this morning Monday 25th March. All guests and staff were evacuated, but the fire was contained to the laundry room and quickly brought under control after which everyone was then allowed back into the premises.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lloret de Mar Spaceblaster

The new summer season in Lloret has got off to a flying start with the Spaceblaster opening for the first time this year. First ones to take to the air for the initial run were Gwen & Alexis partners of Mick & Gary....well someone had to be daring enough do it!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lloret de Mar Weather in March

Today in Lloret we have a fantastic sunny day...see the screen shot showing the true weather conditions and forecast for today. In the sun it feels much warmer than the stated 13ºc temperature so its ideal conditions to get out and about for a walk!

Taking a walk around Lloret de Mar and you quickly realise that Lloret is much more than a beach holiday resort!

These photos are taken at various places around the town.
Wild flowers in the woods
A walk through the woods to Boadella Beach
Taking the sun. 
Orange trees in Fenals  
Beautiful old villas 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Llorets ducks on the lake!

 In Fenals just along the road at the back of the Royal Beach hotel the car park has been flooded again this winter and we can now see ducks quite happily swimming there! The car park usually floods and creates this large 'lake' if we have heavy rain through the winter, and dries up again during the summer - So it seems these ducks have quite happily decided to make Lloret their winter home. Wouldn't it be nice if this area was made into a permanent lake and park land area and kept as a place where birds and other small wildlife animals could make their home. It wouldn't take much doing, a few trees, plants, a bit of grass either sowing or laying, a few benches where people could just sit in peaceful a surrounding. Its something that we don't have anywhere in Lloret.
I'm sure it would be much better than a car park which hardly gets used!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lloret de Mar Excursions

The new Laietana 2013 excursion programme along with prices is out now. With Laietana you can take a day trip to some of the most scenic and exciting places in Catalunya...Barcelona with its magic fountains, Camp Nou stadium, Sagrada Familiar church or visit the monastery at Montserrat. 

See the full list at Laietana Excursions

Barcelona's Magic Fountains


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

El Llorers Bar & Apartments

  Just on the edge of town are these beautiful apartments in the El Llorers holiday complex. All the apartments have just been newly renovated for the start of this new 2013 season. The complex has a great family atmosphere with great amenities. At the bar you have a great drinks (try their amazing cocktails!) and food menu. There is a large pool and sun bathing area, karaoke, pool, darts, internet access and video games its all here at Els Llorers! If you would like to watch a match at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium then Els Llorers are official booking agents so you can easily buy your tickets and transport here at the bar.

See more on Els Llorers Facebook page and Lloret Stuff website.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lloret Nudist Beach

 After a few days of damp, dismal cold weather when we saw extremely rough sea the sun is now here and temperatures are very good....18ºc on Friday when these photos were taken over at Lloret's nudist beach Boadella. The sea was still very rough with waves crashing into the rocks, but it was a great day to get this years tan off to a good start!

 Getting an all over tan!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Desperado's Is Open!

Not a new bar but a new name for Bravehearts!

Bravehearts was always a very successful and well known bar among the Scottish holiday makers but now Londoner Paul has decided it was time for a change!

DESPERADO'S opening night got off to great start for Paul & Wendy who have given the bar a great new look! 
Paul is a great host and will be showing live sports on TV and Karoke sessions will be held bring your party to Desperado's!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Hotel Gran Garbi Fire

 There's been a fire at the Gran Garbi hotel today (Sat 8th March) smoke was seen coming from the hotel and first reports say that it started in the dining room on the first floor. Six people were treated for smoke inhalation, five of which were taken to Blanes hospital. At this time of year the hotel would have been almost full with mostly Spanish and French pensioners. All the guests and hotel staff were evacuated and gathered outside on the street.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Another bar to close

Latest news here in Lloret de Mar is that the Sportsman Pub another British bar will not open for business this year. Right in the middle of all the nightlife is the very popular Sportsman showing all the live sports on TV, so why is it that this bar has to close? Probably because of all the rules, regulations and fines imposed on these small businesses! How long will it take for the authority's to realise that once they have caused all these bars to close and the the Brits are no longer coming to Lloret de Mar the town will just die a very sad death!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Lloret's Rough Sea

 After yesterdays photos showing the rough sea on Fenals beach I wouldn't have thought that today would have been much different, but I was wrong, again we have had rain but this time Lloret beach and sea front have taken a pounding far far worse than Fenals! We were down there to get these pictures today, but were only allowed so far along the beach front as the police were stopping access towards the castle end of the beach. The noise from the sea crashing up against the wall sounded like thunder and at times was quite frightening! The bar at Cala Banys only opened yesterday for the start of the season but theres no way anyone could sit on their terrace today.