Bluewater Lake

Sunrise at Bluewater Lake
8/16/16          

No internet, phone, or electronic connection, so posted later

Bluewater Lake sits at an altitude of 7,400 feet so the morning was crisp and cool. We slept in relishing the delicious coldness. The sky was overcast inviting a prolonged rest under our warm covers. The campground has 74 developed sites and miles of lakefront for camping. We are the only campers other the little clump in the center but the maintenance guy chose the sites adjacent to us to begin his weed whacking program for the day. All morning and into the early afternoon he stayed close to us although acres of sites are devoid of people camping. 

Wild horses at Bluewater Lake
 


PJ went out to the road watching as the herds of wild horses arrived for their daily grazing along the grassland below us along the lakefront. She took a million pictures and sat with Koda as the colts frolicked and the horses went to the lake to drink. They come out in the morning and move away at night. Truly enchanting in the ‘Land of Enchantment’.

Koda enjoys horse watching too

We broke out my guitar and the little djembe drum and gave an honest effort to drown out the gas powered weed whacker in the background. PJ pounded out a beat and I played what few songs I know how to play. 


So nice to have no people anywhere near. We can make as much off key noise as we want to and there is no one to hear. A little rain squall passed through and it sent us inside to eat peanut butter sandwiches and talk about our next few stops on our magical mystery tour. No real concrete plans but we think Santa Fe is next up on the itinerary. Since we are disconnected from phone or Internet, we plan to just wing it and figure out the what and where of it when we show up.

Rhythm section

The sun finally made an appearance so it was time to take the pups down for a swim in the lake. We walked down the hill and put our toes on the water. Not too bad, maybe high 60s. We all went in, the dogs up to their bellies and PJ and I for a little swim.



 I swam out near the buoys but a few boats seemed to be getting a little close, so I moved back in near shore. The water seemed clean enough an there were only two vehicles in the entire area. It was nice to get the exercise. Dogs really enjoyed all the freedom to run off leash over the entire meadow area. They were good and tired when we got back to camp where they got their dinner while I wandered around trying to get a photo of the fast moving blue jays that keep flying from tree to tree making all kinds of racket.

Free range canines


The wind came up and another little shower came passing through. I cooked us some omelets and rice and we relaxed inside reviewing our day and plotting our course for tomorrow.