Trip 6: CANADIAN HOLIDAY in May 2008 …….. NIAGARA FALLS …. Post 11

NOTE: I would like  to share with  you  through  these few words, photographs and hyperlinked websites, a 3 Dimensional  experience as though you were  actually there with  us. Click on any photograph and it should enlarge to a  different size ….. at least half screen or size full screen. It will be clearer in detail than the photo on the post. It will be as if you were  really there looking at the actual  scene. You are an arm chair traveller with us.

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Harriet and I have been doing some travelling around the world in recent years. See our travel blog on these places. Not only is it fun to travel but it means seeing new and often spectacular scenery and geography. It also means experiencing meeting people in new cultural settings and you realise there are millions of others around the world who live their lives in quite often new ways. They maybe largely ignorant of you and the way you live and where you even live. Some of the people we have met in unusual or casual circumstances.

Some of the people we met whilst:

  • Staying in a 14th century restored Manor House in England on our trip to England in 2003.
  • Walking through the Dodges Palace = 13th century on our Italy trip in 2005.
  • Meeting someone for the first time in Singapore ….. Having this friend on e-mail but we had never met personally. It was a strange experience in actually seeing him in actuality versus only seeing him on a website photograph. He took us out to his district or community on Singapore’s very efficient train system. We went to a communal restaurant where he went around the various restaurant owners introducing us in a very personal way as his Australian friends. This was on our trip to France in 2007 and we had a stopover in Singapore
  • Staying in Fiji on our trip in 2007
  • Having coffee or having a meal on our trip around Canada in May 2008


 ….. Niagara Falls in May 2008 ….. Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, is the largest of the three waterfalls that collectively form Niagara Falls on the Niagara River along the Canada–United States border. Approximately 90% of the Niagara River, after diversions for hydropower generation, flows over Horseshoe Falls. The remaining 10% flows over American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is located between Terrapin Point on Goat Island in the US state of New York, and Table Rock in the Canadian province of Ontario ……

  …. Niagara Falls from the Canadian side …. see above  …… The opposite side of the Falls is the USA side ….. (see photo below) …. they have yellow ponchos vs. blue ones on the Canadian side. However, just reading this post on this website: …. the company who runs the Niagara Cruises have switched from the traditional blue coloured rain ponchos to red ones …..


….. On the American side of the Falls, people wear yellow ponchos instead of blue ones in 2008 ……

….. The Canadian Falls …..

  …. Our friends let us off for several hours whilst we went on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ ….. the boat trip that goes right to the Falls and back again …..  

  The sign marking the entry to the path down to the Niagara river and the ‘Maid of the Mist’.    

   …. From the ‘Maid of the Mist’ Entry balcony ….  you begin to walk along the one kilometre ++ public park edge overlooking the Falls and river ……  

  …. The Maid of the Mist’ Entry balcony  with shops and coffee places …..  

.   …. From up on Maid of the Mist’ Entry balcony ……. looking down to the river and Falls ……    

 …. The boat crew gave us light weight plastic ponchos to prevent spray going on our clothes ….  


   ….. On the ‘Maid of the Mist’ finally …  fellow travellers in blue all looking at the Falls …..  

  See this YouTube Website of being on the Maid of the Mist and see this YouTube website as well.   _____________________________________________________________

Different Views of the Falls ….. when we were up near the Falls …


  …. You couldn’t take many photos near the Falls as the wind and spray  were everywhere ……

  …… The return Trip …. looking back to the Falls …..  


  …. Going back to the ‘Maid of the Mist’ launch area ….  the Canadian Flag undulates in the breeze …….  

  …. Coming close to the Falls on the boat ….  we really needed the light plastic cover over our clothes …….  

  …. the Falls on the USA side ….  also see the location map ……..     …. Niagara City Outline from the boat …….  

  …. Niagara City Outline from the boat …….  

  …. the Falls on the USA side  …. there are two Falls …. one on the Canadian side
and one on the USA side …. they have built special pedestrian  ramps that extend right to the Falls ……. The American Falls ….. see this website  also see the Cave of the Wind website.


  …. They started to build a bridge from the  USA side to the Canadian side in the 1930’s but it was halted when it was worked out that the rock base was not stable enough for a bridge ….. the bridge structure is now used as a USA tourist Falls viewing area …… See this website:  Visit the American Falls There is a wonderful side view of this viewing area.  

  …. Arriving back at the pier with next lot of blue – ponched ‘Maid of the Mist’ travellers ……. See this AWESOME  YouTube  website on the  Maid of The Mist ……


…. Walking back from the  boat and up the to the entry  at the top …..


After reading this post, you MUST See this AWESOME  website:   Niagara Falls at Sunset  …

Views you won’t have seen before. Niagara Falls Panoramic shot at sunset!

This is absolutely incredible!  Follow the directions. Experiment with all the features offered. Left click, drag, and zoom, (with your mouse wheel).  You’ll take a helicopter ride, up, down, over- and-around, those great waterfalls at Niagara!

Click on the helicopter icons in the background for different views. We’ve certainly come a long way since the old Kodak Brownie camera days! This is better than being there. I hope you enjoy this website. There’s 8 separate views . . . See all 8 tiles.


You also  MUST See this AWESOME  website on YouTube:

With the sound of Niagara Falls  ….. you  would  almost believe you  were  right there seeing  this  magnificent waterfall.


See the next Post:  13. CANADIAN HOLIDAY in May 2008 ….. Niagara Falls … the parks of Niagara City: Post 12