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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sant Joan Tower Lloret

As you look from the beach of Lloret towards Fenals you will see the tall round tower of Sant Joan perched on the cliffs. So if you ever feel like an energetic walk to reach it you have lovely views of all the local coastline. Here is a short video taken from the top of Sant Joan Tower when we visited this weekend...but we are very lucky that we live quite nearby so its more of a leisurely stroll for us!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lloret de Mar - What to visit

For an incredible view of Lloret de Mar with a difference visit the the tower which stands high on the cliffs between Lloret and Fenals. Normally it costs €3 to get in but today it was free as were a few other places in Lloret such as the Maritim museum & Santa Clotilde Gardens. As you enter the door at the bottom of the tower you have a long winding staircase to climb to reach the top, but once there you have fantastic views over all Lloret.

Our fist view today as we reached the top were the 2 seagulls pictured here taking a rest on the towers wall!
Looking towards the beach of Lloret.
Lloret town Centre and Roca Grossa
Montseny in the distance.
 Santa Clotilde Gardens and Santa Cristina beach
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Another beautiful day dawns!

Its Sunday 29th September and it looks like its going to be another beautiful day in Lloret de Mar.
 A nice snapshot view from our webcam on the balcony taken @ 8am.
See this live view from Fenals yourself at anytime of day, just click on this link - LIVE WEBCAM

Seagulls return to shore after their early morning fishing trip!

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Live music @ Regents Pub Lloret

Regents Pub last night hosted what maybe their last live music event of 2012 with Sasha. Holidaymakers and locals joined her and her manager on the dance floor as they both sang and danced all night.

A fantastic evening enjoyed by all!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Santa Clotilde Gardens

Only a few minutes walk from the beach of Fenals in Lloret de Mar are the scenic gardens of Santa Clotilde. Here you can spend a while taking a relaxing stroll around the winding pathways which lead to various levels  - each one giving its own stunning view of the finely manicured gardens, rocky coastline and cliffs on which the gardens are perched upon. Today was a great day to visit the gardens as the temperature this afternoon has reached a nice 28ºc, and also for this weekend its free entry!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rabbies Bar Lloret de Mar

For anyone in the region of Rabbies Bar this Friday evening you are more than welcome to call in for a drink. With your drink you will also be served with a bite to eat on the house!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Free Entry to Lloret Museum's

For just three days this coming weekend (27-28-29th Sept) residents and visitors to Lloret de Mar can gain free admission and free guided tours to the towns museums - the Maritime Museum, Can Saragossa, Sant Joan Castle, Modernist Cemetery and Santa Clotilde Gardens. Last year more than 2,500 people passed through the museums doors and gateways but more are expected to take advantage of this years 'free days'

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A man falls from Lloret hotel balcony

A British man has died after a fall from a 5th floor balcony at the Royal Beach Hotel in Fenals, Lloret de Mar. Police are investigating the circumstances and are questioning other guests at the hotel, its not known if he fell or threw himself from the balcony. The man was staying at the hotel with his wife but its said that she was not in the room at the time.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Lloret de Mar in September

Yesterdays views of Lloret.

Another beautiful day in September!
Sunday on the beach with a mix of holiday makers and as its the weekend lots of the local residents making the most of their day off work! ... But not everyone gets a weekend off work, some workers especially those in the bar trade work 7 days per week from the start of the season to the end. Most of them will now be counting down the days to when they actually finish and if you ask they will probably know exactly how many days they have yet to work!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Lloret de Mar - out & about

Just a few random photos taken just yesterday Thursday 19th September while out and about in Lloret de Mar. There was just a bit of light cloud but still very warm..temperature yesterday and today is a very nice 27ºc

A nice Ferrari parked near the beach!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September in Lloret

Fenals Beach
 September in Lloret and we are still having glorious weather but there is a much more relaxing atmosphere about town and on the beaches. With the children being back to school after their long summer break...its now time for the grown ups to have their holidays and the bars, clubs and restaurants are still open until mid October at least. Its a great time to visit Lloret de Mar just now as there are some bargain flights available to the Cost Brava for the coming weeks!
Lloret de Mar seafront view

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lloret de Mar Shopping

Its been reported that Lloret's council has now decided (at long last!) that it needs to look into the types of shops which are now opening in the town. Hopefully it seems that they have now realised that every other shop in the centre are all selling the same cheap tacky items! Personally I think that there are now too many Chinese bazaar shops and shops which sell everything for a Euro...or less. Fake branded goods and fake football shirts can be bought in far too many of these shops, surely this is illegal? Some of the offensive wording and pictures printed on the T shirts, beach towels and other stuff which are seen hanging outside these stores hardly give the right image of the family resort that Lloret de Mar is trying to be.

We do have some very nice designer names and good quality stores in Lloret so surely its time that the council looked at ways to only allow people to open 'nice' stores but will the Lloret officials ever change it, maybe its gone too far to do a U turn!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lloret Antiques Fair

For the first time in Lloret we have a genuine antiques fair taking place as from today Friday 13th Sept until Sunday 15th, organised by Novira Art & Russia House. The stalls are situated in front of the townhall from 10am - 10pm - we had a look around this morning and there are some very nice items for sale.

Also a few weird looking faces for sale!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Leaving Lloret de Mar!

Yesterday was a special occasion for many of Llorets locals who were invited to Rabbies Bar by Mick and Gwen for a little get together before they both have to say good bye to the place they have both called home for many years. Gwen and their little son Sam will be leaving on Saturday to go join her family in Holland, Mick is staying to complete the season on the 'Spaceblaster' and will then join Gwen and Sam...but he does plan to be back for the 2014 season. We wish them all the best and every happiness in their new home!