Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lake Havasu and the Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnics Show, AZ

Each year, Lake Havasu City hosts a four-day pyrotechnics show where fireworks companies showcase their latest and greatest products. We join many of our RV friends for the event and other fun on Lake Havasu.
Boating on Lake Havasu

A heron in the shallows at the north end of the lake. The city is visible in the background.

Captain, I'm pretty sure the rental company warned us about this sandbar. Many areas of the Colorado River have shallow sandbars of which boaters have to beware. Luckily, no damage is done.

We rent two boats for the twelve of us. Here's our sister crew with the sand dunes and Arizona mountains in the background.

Inside Topock Gorge, surrounded by dark red volcanic rock.

The whole gang beached along the river in Topock Gorge. Crazy Sue and Julie actually go for a swim in the 50-60 degree water! The rest of us freeze our ankles off just getting in and out of the boats.

Chugging through the Bridgewater Channel with a view of London Bridge. In 1968, the bridge was purchased from London, England and moved here stone by stone. Read the history and some fun facts about the bridge.
The fireworks

There are hundreds of RVs camped out at the SARA Park where the fireworks are displayed. It's great not having to fight traffic after the show, and instead enjoy a campfire with friends.

Many of the fireworks are different from those we usually see on Victoria Day or Canada Day (or for our American friends on the 4th of July). I admit, I quit taking pictures early and just watched the show.
A day at the beach

Brad at London Bridge from the west side of the channel.

The view up-channel while crossing London Bridge. Note there are already many boats parked along the edge with everyone simply enjoying the sun and sand. Pathways line both sides of the channel for those who prefer walking to boating.

Everyone is here from the snowbirds to locals with their kids and dogs. By March, I suspect it will be difficult to find a parking space along this channel as Lake Havasu City is a very popular March Break destination.


  1. great re-cap! We had such a good time :)

  2. Love the group photo. So glad you all enjoyed a wonderful adventure!