Thursday, July 14, 2011

Niagara Falls!

First of all, beautiful flowers for Mama Farm.  We love you, Mama. 
The sun was in the wrong spot for photographing us in front of the falls - but we did it anyway and you get the idea!

See the huge spray of mist above the horseshoe falls!

The boat is the Maid of the Mist which travels right into the spray!

Tony was determined to get the perfect picture....

....and this is where he went to get it!! (Some of us were a little embarrassed.)

Beautiful, isn't it?
 We headed back to New York (that's up state New York, not city of) to find a KOA to spend the night and catch up on our washing.
The boys were a little disappointed with Niagara; "It's not very big, is it?' they said.  I think they just could not get the perspective!

So next day when we found out how little it costs to ride the Maid of the Mist and walk the Cave of the Winds, only T and E were interested......a date!!
So the children stayed at the KOA, journalled and swam, while we, feeling very young and irresponsible, went to explore Niagara up close and personal - and very WET!
More gardens for Mama!  The New York side is State Park and has beautiful lawns, gardens and enormous shade trees.  Canada side is very commercial and built up.

Canada in the background.

In here you receive a poncho, sandals and a plastic bag...??!!

Ahh, now I understand!  That's the Bridal Veil Falls behind E.  We went right up to it and could touch the water rushing past.  The spray was enormous, especially on the 'Hurricane deck' where we had to turn our backs to be able to breathe and the water was like a strong massage - that was not spray - that was Niagara!!

Just as we were leaving, a kind gentleman offered to take a photo of the two of us. Thankyou.
And the Maid of the Mist!  That's the Horseshoe Falls in the background and we went right into the cloud of spray.  It is enormous!  285,000 litres of water per SECOND!!
(But definitely not good for the hair.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting all those pictures! The are all so amazing and drenching! :D