Friday, 31 May 2013

Lifeguards back on duty in Soller

As of Saturday three lifeguards will now be working on the beaches in Soller. The lifeguards are on standby from the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) and will work until September.

As well as guarding the beaches, they also come in useful to provide anti jellyfish sting ointments and give general medical advise.

Their high chairs can be seen on the beaches and they wear the traditional red colours. In past years most also speak quite good English.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

New aerial footage of Soller

Some new aerial footage of Soller has been posted on Vimeo.

Scenes of Soller from a helicopter view can be enjoyed in this short video clip. It does give an  honest impression of what to expect when visiting the area.

See the full clip here

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Photos of Es Firo boats attacking the Port of Soller

Here are a couple of photos for you of the boats attacking the Port of Soller. These photos were taken by a young enthusiastic photographer that goes by the name of Paula. If you would like to know more about her work, just get in contact with me.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Watch Es Firo live

You can watch Es Firo live at 18.15 Spanish time on IB3, and the show will continue after the news at 20.30

Here is the link to IB3 player site which will have footage.

IB3 Player

Es Firo has arrived!

The big day of 'Es Firo' has finally arrived in Soller.

The main battles will commence in the port at around 4pm. This year rules and regulations are being tightened, with children not allowed to throw bangers and firecrackers and enforcing more penalties on the drunk and disorderly.

The festival can be seen live on Mallorcas TV channel IB3.

Full details and photos will follow after the celebrations.

A homeless man has died

The communities hearts go out to a homeless man who has died in Soller. He has been living in a tunnel near the Telefonica building for more than a year with his dog.

There were two homeless people in this area, often seen selling their paintings on the main road.

It is said the man had several infected bites from rats and was found dead in the small tunnel.


Friday, 3 May 2013

Cheaper Parking for residents but higher fines.

The price of hourly parking in Soller is being reduced for residents. One hour parking will now cost 55 cents to the residents of Soller and 90 cents for anybody else.

In return the parking fines are going up, from a minimum of 60 euros to a maximum of 300.