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Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
... our observations of the people on the bus, and the shops and houses on the streets along the way. It was a bit chilly by the time we made our way across the rainbow bridge ( about 8 degrees) , but it was thankfully only a short walk to the Canadian customs check point, where they stamped our passports and we were now in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Thank goodness I bought some gloves for Rose to wear, as she certainly was glad to make it to our hotel after a short 8 dollar taxi fare ...
... would be my handheld Jet Boil backpacking stove.
With night one of slightly crispy dinner and cold, hard sleeping pad semi-restful sleep we awake to our first true day of adventure. No time to spare we venture toward the cascading international border line. Before we can even get our first glance of the falls we meet a candidate for the most interesting acquaintance of our travels. Without so much as an ...
... Falls (which is on the Canadian side).
We started our day here on The Maid of the Mist. The boat holds 500 blue-ponchoed people, and it must have been peak time as we had to wait for a second boat. The boat slowly motors from below the American falls into the centre of the Canadian horseshoe-shaped falls. You picture a light mist wafting across the boat, but it was more like torrential rain as you see in the video and we and our cameras all came out a bit ...
... really slowed us down. The rivers appeared to have a lot of water in them and this was crystal clear.
Today, with 600km to ride we literally stopped, refuelled (the bikes and ourselves) and rode. The roads were atrocious and seemed like they were lined with more and more tolls - 3 more to get through and leave New York.
We finally got to Niagara at 6pm which meant we had time to check in, freshen up and head over to have a look ...
... jump off point to the Erie Islands and also is the world’s rollercoaster capital.
We called into New Sandusky Fish Company for some of the lake’s perch, which is cooked in a light batter and served on a bun with tartare sauce (see pic of Chad devouring his). Definitely better than a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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