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Monday, 29 September 2008

Niagara Falls

American Falls
What can we say about this site of natural beauty? Just wonderful!!! The falls cover two borders. The American Falls are on USA territory (of course) and further along the Horseshoe Falls are in Canada. The border between the two countries runs through the centre of the river.

Horseshoe Falls

The mist rises from the middle of the Horseshoe Falls rises high in the air, giving it an magical quality. It is noisy close by, as millions of gallons of water rush over the falls on the way to Lake Ontario. The riverside walk was thronged with visitors, taking photos, or just gazing in wonder at the spectacle. We had an evening walk and admired the changing light show that played across the waters.
The "Maid in the Mist" boat trip the following morning was exciting. Everyone was decked out in their matching blue ponchos as the boat edged ever closer to the falls. The closer we got, the more the wind and spray whipped at the boat and passengers. It was an exhilarating experience.
Gail & Jenny
Many thanks to Gail and Rob who travelled 2 hours to meet up with us. Gail and Jenny are quilting penfriends so had lots to chat and catch up with. After exchanging letters for many years it was great to meet up in person.

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