Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
... to McLaughlin Marg's place) we ended up in the highway back to Toronto. Petrol is now low quarter of a tank and we are near the turn off to Niagara-on-the-Lake so we turn off there to the Petrol Station and guess what the computer is down and we can't get petrol till he reboots.
Meltdown! Meltdown! To get our sanity Richard drove next door to Tim Horton's to try one of Linda and Bob's favorite cream donuts. No my cup of tea but it passed the ...
... was plucked from the roiling plunge pool beneath the Horseshoe Falls after grabbing a life ring thrown to him by the crew of the Maid of the Mist boat.
Last year, Nik Wallenda, getting permission from both Canada and the U.S., walked a tight rope over the falls. Starting on the American side, he successfully made it to Canada and promptly submitted his passport.
Another pleasant ...
... river from above. You truly have to respect the power of the water. Needless to say I got soaked. I was asking a lot of the poncho to keep me dry through that !
I got back to the dock, both wet and extremely cold. I thought about giving up and heading back to the hotel and some warmth but took a concrete pill and hardened the f@#k up instead.
I decided lunch would be a good option but unfortunately the food in the cafe was junk so I just starved ...
... right at the base and bottom of the falls. It was pretty amazing to see behind the water falls. So a ton more pictures were taken while trying to protect the camera from all the spray. Now since our camera was out of order I had to use the cell phone which does not have a bad camera. After 30 min. of getting sprayed we went back up the elevators to the top of the gorge.
From here we walked along the path on top of the gorge overlooking the falls with the million other tourists ...
... cycle maps would first get to the Atlantic. I wanted to cycle the shortest but best possible & safest route. This meant staring for ages at maps and trying to work out what roads were major arteries and which were not. Though I sat for hours in a constant flux of indetermination there was clearly a higher purpose for all this pontification, because much later that day I would discover that there was a canal trail that ran from Niagara all the way to Albany ...
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