Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Day 22 - Lake Havasu City, AZ

This bridge was moved from London and reassembled block by block here in Lake Havasu City back in 1971. The area right around the bridge is pretty touristy with American versions of London Pubs and more gift shops than you could count. But there is free parking and it wasn’t very crowded. High overcast so the light was pretty flat. The picture almost looks B/W.

These are quite a few pictures on display at the visitors center showing the construction of the bridge and the canal. As you can see, the area surrounding the bridge was pretty undeveloped. And you can see the actual size of the bridge.

Bridget is trying out her kayak in the no-wake area of the canal but it looks like there is a current which is making paddling a tad difficult. Plus, I put the seat facing the wrong direction which made it difficult to go straight. We discovered that when I looked for the drain and it was at the wrong end.

Another picture from the visitor center showing how the blocks were numbered when disassembled. This is just a portion of the drawing which was around eight feet long. Lots of blocks. The last picture is a fountain in front of the visitors center. Again, really flat light. The bright colors (mostly red and blue) on the buildings don’t even show up.


7 comments:

Bluekat said...

Kayak! I need to get our yaks out this year. They have stayed stored for at least 2 years I think. So peaceful on the water.

redlegsrides said...

So basically she was trying to paddle the thing backwards?

Tough light to shoot in.

SonjaM said...
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SonjaM said...

Oh, I miss kayaking... alas, there is no navigable river or lake nearby.

RichardM said...

Essentially. Trying to paddle backwards. There are two plastic skegs on the bottom rear to help you go straight. These were always trying to turn the kayak around.

RichardM said...

I’m not sure of the peaceful part. There was a lot of power boat traffic in the canal.

RichardM said...

We don’t have much around home but Bridget was looking for opportunities while traveling. The inflatable kayak probably doesn’t handle as nice but it does fit into our basement storage compartment.