Re: My new toy.
Remember, there is always the coast. It's only about 10-12 hours away. 68 degree water is pretty cold for us, but we do commonly have 20 mph winds. The difference is they come mainly from one direction, which means more chop to deal with.
Elephant Butte can be a cold lonely place in the winter.
When I say coast, there is Baja, SoCal and the Gulf of M, all within a days drive.
Have a good winter. heheheh.