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Trawsdir Barmouth – Score 4/5

We’ve just had 4 nights at Trawsdir near Barmouth. http://www.trawsdir.co.uk with a half price deal, at £9 a night! As a matter of fact for two nights we were the only guests on there! What’s it like? Really good at that price. Your well looked after by Keith and Lynne, the site managers, they work very hard to look after the guests. Whoever owns Trawsdir has invested a lot of money in making sure it’s fitted out to a high standard. Its located on the main route between Barmouth and Harlech, about a one and a half miles west of Barmouth, nestled between hills to the rear, with the extensive sea view as the frontage. I would imagine the site is very busy later in the season, so we personally would only visit Out of Season. But if your travelling with families its ideal, it’s very secure, full CCTV with a fob system for the entry/exit barriers and shower blocks.

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The M/H pitches are predominantly sea facing and not overlooked. All gravel hard standing with 16 amp EHU, fresh water and a grey waste drain on each pitch. They can also cater for RV’s, touring caravans and have a small selection of pods. There’s an excellent dog walking area, which is very large and secure, so the mutt can be off the lead. The toilet/shower blocks are immaculate, loads of hot water, piped radio 2, decent handryers ect. The only negative is the 30 sec timer on the showers!

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The beach is about 7-10 mins walk. If you know this part of wales you will know how deserted the beaches are, so its great for walking. Once on the beach you can easily walk to Barmouth in about 45mins(when the tides out!).

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Internet wise, I couldn’t get 3g on my “3” mobile, only GSM. Closer to Barmouth you will start to pick it up. There’s internet on site, its not brilliant though, emails and such like only. the other half has o2, she had the same problem.

Overall a very positive experience. We just chilled out for 4 days, following Snowmageddon, this was just what we needed. The next 50% reduction period is 1st June – 18 Jul(check with the site to confirm).

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Weekend Fun – Snowmageddon

So, what fun the weekend was. It all started off with little bit of snow on Friday, no problem we thought!. Saturday morning 0530, the sound of breaking metal wakes us from our slumber. Looking out of the back bedroom we discovered that a large amount of wet packed snow, about 4ft in height had slid down the house roof onto the conservatory flat roof below. This was pretty serious, as it was very possible the roof would collapse. Going back to bed wasn’t an option, although by god I did consider it. My morale was lower than a low thing. The picture below shows the snow through the bedroom window, gripping stuff eh!

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Anyway, the Motorhomedreamer Emergency Response Team(MERT) swung into action, well she got the shovel, I grabbed the step ladder, and up I went. Took about an hour and a half to clear, time consuming because I was gingerly moving around the outside of the roof (My Ninja days are well behind me). Anyway that task completed, the other half displayed her full Irish roots and shovelled a couple of tons of snow off the decking onto the garden below!Image…Begorrah!

After that a retreat to the kitchen for tea and medals. Then out to the front to clear the path. This was a bloody long job, eventually hitting my side of the sofa at round 3pm. A full day….I hate snow.

This morning (Sun) I was up like a spring gazelle. MERT had several very important tasks. Firstly dig out the car. 2hrs later task 1 completed. Then onto task 2, dig out “Bertha”. We are heading off in the van on Monday for 4 nights away. Firstly off to the seaside, Barmouth to be exact at: http://www.trawsdir.co.uk  The site is located a mile or so west of Barmouth on the Harlech road. Close to the beach, so Muttley will get some exercise and a few dunks in the sea for good measure. Then on Wed, we trundle back towards home, stopping for two nights at Bala on a campsite called: http://www.tyncornel.co.uk

More walking and exploring around Bala lake and of course the obligatory dunk for the mutt, finally returning to home base on Good Friday……..Well thats the plan!

Anyway, task 2 completed. The Van’s ready to roll. Updates to follow.

Finally to finish on a positive note. In the last 48hrs, I’ve spoken to many of my neighbours for the first time in 12 odd years, some I didn’t even know existed. I’ve also discovered my near neighbour is getting married at Gretna Green… Tomorrow! So although I still hate snow, it has its place.

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