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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

matt.....we have set up camp in niagra for a while, living in a hotel and finding myself frequenting the casino every day! ask no questions......!
emma tells me she is enjoying wandering the falls and parks, they are an incredible natural force.  canada has the ultimate view whilst the american falls are half as impressive.  can not wait to get out into the scenery as the leaves turn and take some autumn pics...still 20-25 celcius here so got a little while for that.  still very much unplanned with our travels here so really is an adventure.  

Em - The Niagra Falls are pretty amazing and I can find myself just looking at them with my mind drifting. The location is great and we've enjoyed what we have seen so far.
There is also a very large 'tacky' element to Niagra - think Gt. Yarmouth, in parts. I've no idea why a stunning natural wonder warrants over 4 haunted houses or shops selling 'tat'. The casino is an impressive building and it was great to go in but alas it was full of those Gt. Yarmouth people again!! Tony Bennett is on the bill for the casino - thought about a double bill with his lesser known niece Emma!!
The park here is great to relax, read a book and escape the coach loads of folks.
As the day trippers leave - it is rather great when the falls light up at night. A true marvel.
We ventured behind the caves and whilst getting wet was compulsary, it was also the only way to truly appreciate the power and immense force of the falls.
One rather enjoyable - but unexpected, part of Niagra has been the budhist temple. An awesome construction with an overwhelming sense of calm.
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funpurple on

Great Yarmouth
So excited!!!! In Caister next week, can't believe won't see you!!


mumanddavid on

Wet Wet Wet!
Wonderful pictures. We really fancy seeing the Falls and these pictures show what we're missing. Been told there's some tack about, afraid it goes with most attractions. An experience to truly remember. x
ps Hope nobody from Gt Yarmouth has read the blog!

budfox30 on

Of Social Experiments
See Great Yarmouth was one of the greatest social experiments ever. It was so successful it had even been adopted abroad!
I cant help but look at the falls of Niagara and see the potential of hydro electric power. All that nature rubbish could be cleaned up and megawatt upon megawatt of power could be used to power the super duper dollar falls games similar to the old penny ones we loved so much as kids.
Still not getting the feeling of a true sense of adventure from your travels. When I read about you eating beetle grubs and supping on hallucinogenic teas with natives who speak in tongues, then I will know your journey has truly begun. Adios!

star-troupers on

Re: Of Social Experiments
funny you should mention that, the power of the falls has been harnessed to generate free power but it sold to the usa apparently because 'greed is good'
emma says she is having to cope without freshly squeezed orange juice but the bugs may be on the menu quite soon!

unclealan on

Hope its still going well!!
Niagra looks great. What do you think of Canada and Canadians, different from the USA?
Hope the job hunting is progressing. Its good to be able to keep up to date on how you are.
Alan & Myrtle

star-troupers on

Re: Hope its still going well!!
hi from us! we are loving canada, the people are friendly and kind. from my interaction, most seem to love the queen and england, lots of similarities. canadians know what exist beyond canada!

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