about Niagara falls (which goes back to when I was hardly 5-6 years old, I
think), I wanted to see them; especially the Horseshoe falls. Finally
I got a chance to see them in 2008.
As awed I was when I first seen the pictures of the falls all those years ago, the sight itself took my breath away the moment I laid my eyes on it. Here are a few pictures, which I hope you will enjoy, along with a few facts about the falls and the
18,000 years ago, the last stages of Ice age, southern
About 5,500 years ago the waters were once again
routed through southern
The Maid of the Mist is the name of the boat which takes you closer to the
Length of the brink: 2600 ft; Height 167 ft; volume of water of
the actual falls 600,000
The next stop is the journey behind the falls, on the Canadian side. There is a tunnel dug behind the Falls and if you walk past, you can actually see the raging Falls, fall down. Again, if you are afraid of water, DON’T go here. I stopped at the first look out point behind the Falls while the rest of the tour group went further almost to the
middle of the Falls.
And NO, there are no tunnels dug from the
American side. Please swallow your pride and cross the border to Canadian side to get behind the Falls.
If possible, try to take the tour in the Whirlpool boats. They are absolutely amazing. As the Niagara Falls, flow down, down through the rapid, they make a sharp 90 degree turn, creating this super powerful Whirlpool, capable of destroying big boats. This Whirlpool is an unforgettable beauty; even though terrifying. Left side is Ontario (Canada) and the right New York (US).
This tour also includes the white water walk which takes you through the trail through the Rapid 5 waters.
I hope you enjoyed the Falls :)