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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lloret Formula Weekend

During the weekend of the Barcelona  F1 Lloret de Mar is hosting another weekend of exiting motor sports events to coincide with the Spanish Grand Prix. A full programme of events will take place over 3 days, 9,10,11th May, see the full programme here ..... Lloret Formula 
On Friday evening there will be late night shopping with stores open till 12.30am offering fantastic special offers on a wide range of their stocks. As before at this popular event there will be food & drinks, live music, catwalk shows, and lots more entertainment taking place not only in the town centre streets but some of the top night spots are also hosting special events.
Motor sports fans can test their driving skills with a Ferrari driving simulator or even drive the genuine thing partnered by an expert co-driver! Special areas for the younger speed fans where they can also take to the wheel around the special circuits for go karts, segways or quad bikes along with an exhibition of cars will be all located in Placa Torrent.

Photos from last years event.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lloret de Mar by Night

Cala Banys
Evening views taken on an early evening/ night time stroll over the cliffs of Cala Banys and on to the far end of Lloret de Mars main beach by the 'Route 66' diner.

 Lloret de Mar seafront with Roca Grossa urbanisation in the background.

 Dona Marinera statue.

 Trails of the car lights going up Avenida Just Marles and passing by the Route 66 diner.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A visit to Pinya de Rosa Gardens

In a beautiful setting between Lloret de Mar and Blanes are the gardens of Pinya de Rosa, here you can see more than 7,000 types of cacti, palms and plants from various places around the world. The gardens are easily reachable by the open tour bus from Lloret or Blanes. Opening hours are 9am - 5pm every day, entrance fee at present is €4 for adult & a reduced rate of €3 for pensioners & students. This is one of the places which I recommend you to visit if time will allow during your stay in the local area, especially when the cacti are in flower during the spring/early summer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

St George's Day in Lloret de Mar

Happy Saint George's day to everyone!

Saint George (Sant Jordi) is the Patron Saint of Catalonia so not only is this special day celebrated in England but also here in every Catalan town and village. The tradition here is that gifts of books and roses are exchanged by couples, partners, family members, and friends so out on the streets and town squares the shops and specially erected stalls are selling books of just about every topic under the sun and gifts of single stems or small arrangements of roses.
These photos show the colourful stalls in Lloret de Mar today.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fenals Beach

Walking along Fenals beach on Good Friday we took a few photos of this young man doing a few acrobatic jumps, after loading them onto the computer at home this is the result after 'Google' has done its automatic editing!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday in Lloret de Mar

As predicted by just about everyone here the brilliant weather we have been having has suddenly made a turn for the worse for the Easter holidays. This morning we woke to a damp, dismal and a much cooler morning, so no sunbathing on the beaches for today at least but still everyone is out and about walking and riding along the seafront!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A day at Hostalric near Lloret

This Easter weekend Hostalric will be hosting its usual Easter Medieval Event when the town will be transported back to years gone by and resemble an 'Olde Worlde' village with market stalls of local made crafts and foods, entertainers and activities etc. With the fortress walls surrounding Hostalric and its tiny narrow streets it will surely be not too hard to imagine just how the village looked back in those medieval times!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lloret de Mar by Night

 After yesterdays sports teams taking part in games on Lloret beach last nights pictures show a much more tranquil scene with the lights from the seafront stores, restaurants...and also an added bonus was the full moon we happened to catch while it was quite low in the sky! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fun & Games on the beach!

 Lloret beach yesterday is packed with all the sports teams in town just now, hundreds of students are taking part in the events and with this great weather we're having here it looks as though they're all having a fantastic time!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday in Blanes

Just a week to go before the busy Easter holiday period but already the resorts are very busy with holiday makers especially as today is Palm Sunday. Today we spent 3-4 hours in Blanes the next resort down the coast from Lloret where all along the seafront and around the harbour area was filled with families enjoying the warm weekend weather.