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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lloret de Mar Views

 The calm after the storm! 
Following yesterdays storm these photos were taken showing the views out at sea, not great weather but we can certainly get some great photos....much better than the same old views!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lloret de Mar weather in May

 We often hear the saying 'four seasons in one day' and today in Lloret we have had exactly that!
This mornings view looking out across the beach we can see blue skies and the deep blue colour of the sea, since these photos were taken the weather changed drastically. The afternoon has been cold and windy with thunder, lightening, rain and hailstones...unbelievable weather just now!

Regents Pub an evening with the pipers!

We had a great evening of entertainment in Regents Pub last night with the Glaswegian Pipers. The event was well advertised which attracted a good crowd...lets hope there's lots more nights like this to come!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lloret de Mar - Old town

As the weather is still very unsettled just now in Lloret,  its not very suitable for lounging about on the beach so maybe you might like to take a walk away from the beach and shops and head towards the old streets of Lloret for a spot of sightseeing. These are just a few of some of the sights you could come across, there are some beautiful old buildings in the narrow back streets with the old style ornate balcony's and doorways. In these streets you will also come across many of the typical Spanish bodegas where you can stop off for a coffee and a snack! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Regents Pub Lloret de Mar

Your all invited to Regents Pub in Lloret for a special event featuring the Glaswegian Pipers Band on Tuesday evening 28th May. Access to the pub is through the Bolero Park Apartments entrance and down the stairs by reception. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lloret de Mar weather

This mornings view from the woodland in Lloret is not the sunny outlook we should have at this time of year!

The weekend is here and the weather is again taking a turn for the worse! Tomorrows forecast is for rain all day long and a high of only 15c, not very good for holiday makers who have decided to spend their bank holiday weekend here in Lloret. Sunday's forecast is much better, showers are possible first thing but then sun is forecast for the rest of the day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pirates of the Med!

Until the 29th May you can see an exhibition about the days when pirates ruled the Mediterranean in the downstairs hall of the Casa de Cultura - Plaza Pere Torrent.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Out & about in Lloret.

 Out and about in Lloret today it does now appear that the weather may be becoming more settled...I'm sure I've said that before not too long ago! 
So a few photos of the different sights we came across today while out for a walk in the sun....

 The 1st was actually taken from our balcony of the parrot that seems to have made Fenals his home for the last 2yrs.  He can often be heard making his loud squawking noises as he is flying around our local area, but its now a few weeks since he was heard so I thought he'd moved on to somewhere warmer, but here he is again hopefully hes back for the summer, sadly I don't think he's got a mate yet!
 Some of the beautiful flowers which are now in flower...Bird of Paradise above and a gorgeous pink Magnolia tree in full bloom. 
 The sun shining through the tall pine trees!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Lloret de Mar Views

An early morning walk through the woods!

Taking a walk through the woods between Lloret and Fenals gives you some of the best views of the town, its such a refreshing change to get away from the busy shopping streets and nightlife area normally associated with Lloret. From the sea front just take the path towards the Dona Marina statue and keep to the footpath which leads you to Bar Cala Banys, you then have to take the steps round the back of the bar and again keep to the pathway to reach the cliff tops from where you can see these stunning coastal views.

Looking towards Blanes
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today's weather in Lloret de Mar

It's looking good again for today but rain is forecast for later this week.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Renewing your passport in Spain.

As from 13th May 2013 a change will come into force regarding all British nationals who are needing to renew or replace their passports in Spain...In future all applications will be processed in Belfast instead of Madrid.
More info and the new application forms can be downloaded from
Other than the change of address to which forms should be sent nothing else will change. Providing all details are correct on the application form then you should receive your passport back within 4 weeks, but you should allow 6 weeks for first time applications or lost or stolen passports.
This also applies to British nationals in Andorra.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sail the 'Med' in Style!

After my posting earlier today about the Lloret Triathlon, I did a bit of research into the tall sailing ship which could be seen out at sea in some of the photos. The ship is the 'Royal Clipper' and was on its way to Barcelona from Monaco (not Palamos as I thought). The 134mt long ship can carry 227 guests in its 112 cabins and has 3 swimming pools on deck, it is available for charter so if you fancy a trip around the 'Med' in style then this could be the way to do it! 
Take a look at the ships website with photos and prices here....'ROYAL CLIPPER' 

The 'Royal Clipper' as seen from our balcony!

Lloret/Fenals Triathlon 2013

 It was a very early start for the competitors in this years Triathlon in Fenals this morning, they took to the sea at 9am for the first leg of the event. I'm glad to say the weather was very good for them as we have had a few dismal days just recently. Meanwhile in the background a 'tall ship' with all its sails out could be seen as they were swimming across the bay...possibly just leaving the port of Palamos further up the coast near the French border!
A close up the ship, brought in by the longer lens on the camera!

 The first swimmers emerging from the for the 20km bike ride for the 2nd part of the event.

 Racing towards their bikes, at the same time removing their wet suits....

 Cycling gear on, now speeding around the streets of Fenals !
Well done to all who took part!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Lloret Formula weekend

Today is the first day of the Lloret's Formula weekend long event in the carousel square, and here we have photos of the racing cars which were on show this morning. A stage is being erected for the DJ sessions and there's also special racing tracks for the kids where they can try their skills at driving a quad bike or go Kart.
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