Down at the shore in Senator Wash
We have moved to the shore of the Senator Wash reservoir. Not far from Hurricane Ridge. Actually, just down the hill. What is it that draws us to water views? It is lovely here at the waters’ edge. The birds are busy finding food both in the water and on the shore. They’re chattering and quite enjoyable to hear and watch. Sitting at the shore, next to the motor home, only about 50′ from the water, enjoying the warmth of the sun with a gentle breeze off the water, watching the water fowl. looking at the reflections of the hills on the opposite shore…OK so this is not a bad life.
We’re located near a couple of kayakers from British Columbia. Tomorrow, we will go on a hike with them around the reservoir. As is the case in most of this area, the Canadians outnumber the US citizens, we think they recognize a good deal when the see it. Plus it is warm here which is a big deal if it snows at “home”. I think many would be down in Mexico, perhaps at the beach, right now if they weren’t concerned about the violence going on there. This place is a good choice if the beaches in Mexico are essentially unavailable to we ‘fraidy cats.
Services in Senators Wash
There is a post office here and we have used it to receive our mail from our mail service. They also take Fed ex and UPS delivery and that is more than a little handy. Down the road about six or seven miles is the military base. The military allows we civilians to enter the base. They offer movies nightly for free and non-military folks can buy gas, propane as well as purchase some items in the small convenience store. There are a few overpriced food items available but at least this little store will keep your milk and bread supply replenished without having to drive the 20+ miles to Yuma for these basics. Getting on the base is fairly easy if you have the paper work they require such as proof of vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, picture ID and a good reason for wanting to enter the base. As it should be, the military will not let anyone enter the base without the proper paper work.
The Torqeeto Electric Boat Motor
Last month, the Torqeeto boat motor that we use with our Sea Eagle boat stopped working. This also happened last year and luckily it is still under warranty. Last year, the cause of the failure was the circuit board in the tiller. The company claims that if the tiller is not connected or disconnected it the EXACT order instructed a diode in the circuit board will immediately fail. Apparently, there is absolutely no room for error or the thing won’t work! So, this time, we called the company and stated that there was no mis-step in either the connect or the disconnect process but the thing still does not work. Sent the tiller off to the company and, lo and behold, it was not the tiller. Now they say it is probably the circuit board in the lithium ion battery (cause unknown) and we are to send that to them. OK, this motor has received little use but it fails with deadly regularity. If we didn’t already own it, we sure would not buy one and we definitely do not recommend the Torqeeto motor based on our miserable experience. It is true that their customer service is good but if you want to use the boat with a motor that works, good customer service is nice but not having to contact customer service is the best option. We would love to be out on the water in the boat. The water was like glass this morning and perfect for boating. OK, enough complaining. We will content ourselves with just looking at the water.
Oops! Tried to post this yesterday…no go until today.