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  • Day13

    Niagara Falls

    September 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    You can travel with your best mate and be having a great time but then they go and spoil it on you.
    So it goes with old spoilsport Rhonda who couldn’t be talked into going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
    I think more people have survived the experience than not and actually the first person to ever do it and survive was a woman.
    None of these arguments could convince her to have a go so I missed out on getting a great YouTube clip and all going well it probably wouldn’t have ended up under the Failed Army listing.

    The problem with trying to describe North America is you can’t. There are information boards around the falls with quotes from all the old explorers who came from lands that had vast mountains, lakes and rivers themselves but then when they first set eyes on Niagara Falls and this continent they were lost for words saying nothing they have ever seen before could even compare with this.

    I’ve been to Niagara Falls a fair while ago and was extremely impressed (not strong enough adjective) so this trip diversion was for Rhonda, for her to see them too.
    I thought I remembered them clearly though memories can get a bit exaggerated over time but it’s the reverse in this case, I’d forgotten the incredible size of the falls and the noise they make and the mist they throw in the air and simply it’s hard to remember seeing that much water falling at one time, about 2,555,150 litres per second but those stats mean nothing unless you’re a numbers guy.

    The best view of the main falls, Horseshoe Falls is from the Canada side, this is where I first saw Niagara from so I wanted to cross over for that view but the border crossing over Rainbow Bridge was banked up for miles, it would have taken too long to get through customs and then we had to return so we settled for viewing from the US side.
    This was good because we got to see Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls up close and at a few places you stand right by the drop over the edge, not only a brilliant view down but also not a bad barrel launching spot either. So this makes me think, do you think she would fall for “hey Rhonda I dropped my wallet in this barrel, could you get it out for me please” and then “whoops... sorry I just knocked it in the water!”
    Keep watching YouTube for the answer.
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    jan brown

    Isn't that where Superman saved that stupid spoilt kid that was mucking around and fell in? Is there monument to Superman there...it might be on the other side....wonder what ever became of him anyway.

    10/2/19Reply
    jan brown

    Ah.. the same boat that was in Superman.

    10/2/19Reply
    jan brown

    That's a different boat... how many boats full of tourists are there...do the queue up and take turns?

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