A day under water

Lake Havasu City Travel Blog

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Mile after mile of hay on the way, about 4 hours from San Diego
Havasu is a long, dammed off section of the Colorado River dividing Arizona and California. The surface is usually covered with huge, roaring ski boats piloted by shaved-headed, gotee-wearing tattooed dudes with their ball caps on backwards, and the shores lined with jacked-up chrome-plated trucks. ...actually, pretty much any solid surface within 20 miles is chome plated and painted with flames or skulls or flaming skulls...

It was hotter than ever this year, even the locals were complaining!  The heat drove us into the water, which was ok with me, I of course brought the snorkels! 

This is our annual Ted memorial trip.  Our friend, a good swimmer, diver and surfer, somehow drowned swimming with us in shallow water here a couple years ago.  Last year's trip was still a little somber, but this year was fun again; the lake not as forboding.  It was back to 48 hours in, on, and under the water.

It's fun though to watch the show, from underwater of course, and go out on the town at night, and sleep on the boat.  Between the heat and the noise and the exhaust fumes it's a truely miserable place, but the natural beauty and relaxing waters keep you coming back.
oldschoolbill says:
#3 TOO FUNNY
Posted on: May 21, 2008
cneoridium says:
Thanks, I always forget to see what's under FRESH water...
Posted on: Jul 18, 2007
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Mile after mile of hay on the way,…
Mile after mile of hay on the way…
The whole river is infested with b…
The whole river is infested with …
Out the window of a little condo m…
Out the window of a little condo …
It didnt really get below 115F on…
It didn't really get below 115F o…
The calm, cool waters of the lake,…
The calm, cool waters of the lake…
I skipped the beers and lounging o…
I skipped the beers and lounging …
You really can snorkel in fresh wa…
You really can snorkel in fresh w…
A big bass circles me as long as I…
A big bass circles me as long as …
Sunfish circling in ...the sun
Sunfish circling in ...the sun
Bright breeding colors
Bright breeding colors
Some juveniles sticking close to c…
Some juveniles sticking close to …
A sunfish nest.  They spend the da…
A sunfish nest. They spend the d…
A rare appearance on the surface
A rare appearance on the surface
Last year the trip was a little so…
Last year the trip was a little s…
Why in the world did we put it on …
Why in the world did we put it on…
...most cactus infested hill we co…
...most cactus infested hill we c…
Ted and I on a Havasu run in 05
Ted and I on a Havasu run in 05
Sunfish in mid water
Sunfish in mid water
Yes, another sunfish, can you tell…
Yes, another sunfish, can you tel…
Wakeboarding up to the next cove. …
Wakeboarding up to the next cove.…
This big male sunfish is unhappy …
A carp about as big as me appears …
A carp about as big as me appears…
Im still in a snorkeling mood, bu…
I'm still in a snorkeling mood, b…
Trying to lure Tim back to the boa…
Trying to lure Tim back to the bo…
Floating hotdog stand
Floating hotdog stand
Gasoline Alley a channel through…
"Gasoline Alley" a channel throug…
Last year we drove down to The San…
Last year we drove down to The Sa…
J:  Its all about the bros this…
J: "It's all about the bro's thi…
...yeah.... we dont need... chic…
..."yeah.... we don't need... chi…
This year, the Sandbar was... unde…
This year, the Sandbar was... und…
White cliffs above the former sand…
White cliffs above the former san…
Heading out for a night on the tow…
Heading out for a night on the to…
66 km (41 miles) traveled
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