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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lloret de Mar - Scenic Views

 Just a few random shots taken during the last few days of June while out and about in Lloret de Mar

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A walk along the beaches

Out and about in Lloret and Fenals.

Fenals Beach
Lloret's two largest beaches Lloret and Fenals are linked by a very nice although quite hilly walk along the cliff tops and woodland. To start your walk in Lloret simply make your way to the bronze statue of the Dona Marinera and follow the rocky pathways and stairs. Passing on the way Bar Cala Banys and the tall Sant Juan tower, from there you will see a long flight of stairs which will take you all the way down to the picturesque beach of  Fenals.

Fenals Watersports Centre
The view between Lloret and Fenals

If after this trek you can always catch the 'L2' bus back to Lloret de Mar if you feel you have done enough walking for one day! 

Views of Lloret Beach 

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Lloret de Mar Holidays

We have just had the official start of summer here in Spain with the San Juan  festival, cities and towns all over Spain celebrate this fiesta with a noisy night of bonfires, fireworks music and dance which goes on until the early hours of the morning!

Now that the festivities are over we have a much calmer holiday atmosphere.....the beaches are quite busy as today is a holiday and everyone seems to have taken to the sea! The resort boats, parasailing  and catamaran cruise are having a busy day and those who are lucky enough to have their own boats are making the most of the good weather. 

Far out in the distance is a ship from the Wind Star cruise company sailing the 'Med'
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Death of Craig Mallon Lloret de Mar

I've been asked to put an update on the blog about the recent appeal for information regarding the sad death of Craig back in March 2012. An appeal letter has now been sent out to every hotel in Lloret asking for their management to forward it to every guest who were staying at their hotels during the weekend of 18-20th May 2012.

Below is a letter from Craig's mum to thank everyone for their support and help....

“Thanks for all your support, lovely comments and interest in our family appeal which has reached 425,000 people all over the world."
"Out of the hundreds of people who were in Rockefellers where Craig was before he was killed we have only had 7 girls coming forward. These girls from Scotland left at 5am and did not witness the incident however they have helped ...piece together some background and I am delighted with that. “
“We need more people like that to come forward with background or any information. Please think carefully about the night Craig was killed, if you were in Rockefellers Nightclub or the area where the fatal assault happened please contact our dedicated e mail address

Antoinette Mallon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lloret de Mar night of Jazz

Santa Clotilde gardens are hosting a night of Jazz this coming Saturday 22nd June at 8pm, tickets can be bought at the Maritime Museum for €10. The concert by the quartet Eva i Fun Jazz will be a night of music from  the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bikers in Lloret

 The bikes parked along the seafront in Lloret on Sunday stretched for as far as the eye can see, reported numbers are saying 600 plus!

They were in town for a very worthy cause and that was to collect food and raise money for needy families.  Magic shows and live music were staged throughout the day, many of the bikers were allowing people to have their photos taken on the bikes.

Next Sunday evening in Lloret will be another important event in the bikers calendar when they will for the 4th time have the honour of  carrying the Canigou Flame for the San Juan Festival.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Lloret de Mar Events

 Another selection of photos from Sundays brilliant 'Giants' parade....on the same day there were hundreds of bikers in town raising money and collecting food for needy families, so I'll be publishing photos of the bikes and trikes tomorrow.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lloret de Mar - Giants Parade

 What a great week end of events we've seen in Lloret de Mar this weekend, from Friday until Sunday, it can only be described as carnival time atmosphere! Today Sunday was the busiest day I've seen in Lloret for a long time, even the number of 'giants' this weekend have out numbered the people you could see on the streets of Lloret a few days ago! The beach front was lined by hundreds of spectators watching the giants walking and dancing as they made their way to the carousel square.
The various group of giants had from all over Catalunya to take part in the weekend activities and parading along with the giants were bands of drummers and pipers of all ages...even Morris Dancers accompanied one group!
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