Clicking the pics brightens up my life... Which is a clear indication of how boring my life is.
These folks sure do like their kayaks, there's two more laying next to the water.
Being a Saturday the beach is pretty busy today. I'm finding out that Marina Beach, where I'm boondocked, gets more visitors than the main really large beach. I'm not sure why. Marina Beach may have more beach boat launch sites than the main beach, or maybe there's less soft sand to disappear into at this beach, or possibly the fishing is better from shore here, whatever it is Marina Beach seems to get more visitors than the other beaches.
There are no official walking trails here at the Marina Beach area like there is up on Ridge road where I normally stay. But who needs a walking trail when you've got lots of beach to walk on. But mostly there are dirt roads, and Jeep trails that wind through this area that folks can walk on. You can wend your way through the Tamarisk forest and up and down the sand dunes like I enjoy, or you can walk around the Marina, and watch the boats come and go.
With a tremendous amount of help from my daughter in Denver taking care of the legal aspect of my part of the home sale I've been dealing with lately, it looks like things are finally done and it's supposed to close today. But, since I'm not an actual party to the sale, and not required to be at the closing, I probably won't know how things go until I do, or don't, get a check in the mail.
This is one of the several places along Marina Beach where the slope of the beach is gentle enough to launch boats.
Wherever boondocking RVs gather in a group there's often a tanker truck that will come around and pump out your black and gray-water tanks for a price.
This kayaker is having a beautiful Saturday morning gently paddling across the placid waters of Elephant Butte Lake. But what he doesn't seem to notice is, what looks like an alligator is fast approaching from the right. I could be wrong, but after years of dealing with alligators in South Florida, I've learned you can't be too careful when you're on the water, especially when you're in something as vulnerable as a kayak.... But in the kayaker's favor, you would be absolutely amazed how fast somebody can paddle with an alligator five feet behind them! Oh well; hopefully they've got there alligator spray handy.