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This morning we boarded our train toward Niagara. It was a good trip, along the Hudson river, Lake Erie, and the Erie canal. We were surprised that the land is really flat, with lots of trees, some forest and lots of water lying. There were lily pads so we guess the water is permanent. The trees are starting to change colour, but not quite enough to make a nice photo yet.
There were several places where there were 'works on the ...
... the arm and head holes while everything was flapping in the wind, hilarious! So all aboard and off we went, first across to the American falls, which are smaller but have had serious rocks falls at its base. Then up river to the Canadian or Horseshoe falls and lots of heavy spray (almost like rain). It was literally raining down on us, wetting the glasses and making photography a quick hit and miss affair. Every time you wanted to get the camera ...
... as far as the bus went in the opposite direction. The whirlpool car crosses at a point where the river takes such a sharp right angled turn that the force of the water has gouged out a huge gorge from softer rock and soil, and the rapidly turning water spirals into a churning mess below. I thought I got a good enough view from the edge without paying to cross it. Once back in town, I decided it might be a good idea to see the falls from the American side, so I walked ...
... perfect that the Toronto skyline could just be seen on the horizon looking on at the lake. After an hour of wondering round the town I made my way back to the bus for the next destination.
Our next stop was to a winery to try the local delicacy 'Ice Wine'. What is ice wine you say? In crazy Canadian style they wait until December to harvest the grapes. After three nights ...
... of barrel or apparatus, and live. Apparently, he jumped in and water "threw" his body into one of the calm pools near the shore beneath the falls. He suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but waded to the shore where he was rescued by the paramedics.
We walked most places. We strolled along the upper walkway, where we had some beautiful views of the both the American and Horseshoe Falls. The mist from the falls can be very heavy ...
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