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... br> paperwork. We come back to this later!
At last, Niagara! What a beautiful site/sight – there are two falls, the American Falls and the more spectacular Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border. Driving in, we passed the locks on the Niagara River and the Pumping Station fed by it. Later on we saw the electricity generating plants further up the river – one American on their ...
... nation of Canada. Today, Old Fort Niagara is a Natl Historic Lankmark and New York State Historic Site that offers a unique collection of original military architecture and fortifications from the 18th and 19th Centuries, as well as living history events and programs.
The boat ride, Maid of the Mist tour, does take you quite close to falls. You'll get very wet but you'll also get a view of Niagara Falls that cannot be seen from a ...
I must admit I didn't spend much time in Buffalo, as it was just a place where we spent the night during our weekend at the Niagara Falls. The Hotel was great anyway: probably one of the best beds I've ever slept in! It's not in the town centre (closer to Lake Erie) but from the windows, I got a great view of the town. Great value for your money!
... Canada. With strict instructions to be back on the bus for 3pm we head off to do the Maid of the Mist Steamboat, thinking we may have to queue for hours to get on. After all it is an American holiday weekend, what with it being July the 4th and everything! (I say 'we' here, as I met a young (21) English lad called James on the bus, who happens to also be staying in the same hostel.)
Good news the steamboat leaves every 15 ...
... you the 2nd one first. It was quite amazing to leave Canada by crossing the bridge and to immediately be in a run down, depressed type of area. The contrast was startling and a real surprise.
I also had another surprise when crossing back in to the USA. There is a very vigilant check point at the bridge as one passes back in to the USA, and as when we entered Canada a few days previously, we had to go through Immigration and show our ...
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