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... Horseshoe Falls, resplendent in sun, vapour and partial invisibility. As we got nearer, the watery vapour spread everywhere and the water ponchos given before the trip started offered minimal resistance to the downpour. An amazing experience nonetheless - the boat at full throttle, it would seem, to counteract the force of the falling water, heading nowhere faced with a raging, teeming torrent.
Wet, but envigorated, it was back to shore and a short walk closer ...
... down there, but not too misty just yet. It didn't hold off long though. The closer we got to the Horseshoe falls, the windier and wetter it got. We were absolutely drenched, but it was well worth it, as the boat went right up within metres of where the river dropped over the edge. I don't think theres a way of getting a better view.
When we pulled back in, we dried ourselves off and had a quick look in the gift shop and then on the viewing platform, where Dave had a ...
... that he was in some hidden bit of the machine, but all of a sudden he appeared in the middle of the audience. I got to go into the cage with the tiger and at the end I got his autograph.
Dad took me down to the wax pot and I got to dip my hand in wax and make a model of my hand.
Tomorrow is going to be very boring as we are driving for 4 hours over the Canada border. I am looking forward to seeing some friends at their house when we get there.
... be pretty awesome, but I was not prepared for this! Just the sheer amount of water going over the edge is incredible. We walked out onto the look out that the Americans have built on their side for a better view. Basically it's like half a bridge and sticks out over the gorge. It was pretty windy and cold, but the view was amazing.
We headed back to the car and got onto the bridge that takes cars over to Canada. Had to line up for awhile, but at least we had the nice view to ...
... getting the coals going, but after putting them in the BBQ they were nice and toasty. Basically the coals sit in a dish and ontop is a an inverted dish with a lip so you can BBQ meat in the centre and the juices run down into the soup that you are cooking around the side. It was pretty cool, but we put too many coals on so it was really sizzling! It was a really good communal experience and afterwards we had a go making S'mores with Graham crackers, Hersheys chocolate ...