one of the Elephant Butte marinas. it's hard to tell from up here on the Ridge but the Lake is really choppy.
Today was another very windy day. It's kind of weird, there's a beautiful blue sky, the temperatures 82° and the winds blowing 30 miles an hour for no apparent reason except to mess up the entire day. The good news is this is supposed to be the last of it and starting tomorrow the wind shouldn't be a problem for at least the next 10 days.
With all of the wind blowing there wasn't a single boat out on the lake today. From what I understand Elephant Butte reservoir is the largest body of water in New Mexico so it does get some pretty good waves on it.
I mounted the monitor for my rear view cameras on the dashboard of the truck. When I drove from Alamogordo to Elephant Butte I just had it sitting on the dashboard to test the best location. But now it hopefully has a permanent home.
I'm planning on mounting the other camera that looks down on the little beta 250 as soon as I can get to a hardware store and get a small piece of metal to mount the camera on. Unlike my old cameras these have to be mounted on metal, which I assume is to ground them, a fact which would've been nice if it'd been mentioned before I bought the cameras.
I went to the Walmart yesterday afternoon in T or C and bought a few groceries. This Walmart has all the places where people Park covered so you park in the shade, and the covers are solar panels. I think that's a great idea and probably makes a lot of financial sense in a place that has as much sunshine as southern New Mexico. The covers are 13 feet high so most RVs will fit under them but the RVs generally Park around the edge of the parking lot where it's not covered but where there's more room to maneuver.
another picture of my boondocking spot
The road through the campground that goes down to the lake.