First we begin with Lake Havasu City's London Bridge.
Below is a Wikipedia link that will show you (maybe more than you care to know) what Lake Havasu City is all about.
I will save you the time (if you don't want the click the above link) by condensing it to the below:
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
The community first started as an Army Air Corps rest camp, called "Site Six" during World War II on the shores of Lake Havasu. In 1958, American businessman Robert P. McCulloch purchased 3,353 acres (13.57 km2) of property on the east side of the lake along Pittsburgh Point, the peninsula that eventually would be transformed into "the Island".
After four years of planning, McCulloch Properties acquired another 13,000 acres of federal land in the surrounding area. Lake Havasu City was established on September 30, 1963, by a resolution of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors as the Lake Havasu Irrigation and Drainage District, making it a legal entity (The act is referenced in resolution #63-12-1). The city was incorporated in 1978.
The London Bridge in Lake Havasu City
The London Bridge crosses a narrow channel that leads from Lake Havasu (a segment of the Colorado River) to Thompson Bay (also on the river). Hoping to attract tourists and prospective buyers of residential lots, McCulloch bought it for US $2.5 million from the City of London when the bridge was replaced in 1968. The bridge was disassembled on contract with Sundt Construction, Tucson, Arizona, and the marked stones were shipped to Lake Havasu City and reassembled by Sundt for another US $7 million. The construction took three years to complete.
Since its inauguration on October 5, 1971, London Bridge has become the second-largest tourist attraction in Arizona, after the Grand Canyon. In 2017, a panel of experts partnering with USA Today's 10 Best.com chose London Bridge as one of 20 initial nominees for Best Arizona Attraction. 10 Best.com readers voted London Bridge as a top 5 favorite.
The London Bridge
Downstream (or South) of the London Bridge is the Bridgewater Channel.
The Bridgewater Channel.
Do all of you see The London Bridge on the far right side of the below sign?
During the day, from morning into the late afternoons, see for yourselves in the next three photos below, The Bridgewater Channel is a very quiet, unobtrusive, attractive waterway.
Welcome To Paradise!
Oh My ! Oh My Oh My !! On (especially) Friday afternoons (shall we say) All Hell Breaks Loose!
Quick, look again, at the above three photos.
Where, Oh Where, OH WHERE IN THE WORLD did you all come from??
And the noise?
Ear deafening! In our humble opinion, raucous (disagreeably harsh, strident, HOARSE, boisterously disorderly)!
But, at one and the same time, a boat load of fun. One doesn't want to ever miss this scene IF in Lake Havasu City on a Friday afternoon during the College Spring Break time period!
Lest you forget the quiet (call it the normal) scene!
Back we giggle, to our Spring Break Friday afternoon scene.
We know, at our ages you've already forgotten the quiet, serene, calm (call it normal) scene along the Bridgewater Channel.
Back we hippity hop, to our Spring Break Friday afternoon scene.
Calmness in the midst of the above Chaos!!
These kind and gentle folk were right out there with the crazies in their 1,000 horsepower racing boats!!
Oh My! More To Come Captain?