The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Amazing Niagara Falls

During our weekend trip to Toronto for a friend's wedding, we managed to squeeze in a side trip to Niagara Falls. It wasn't easy because we already had a rather full schedule, and travelling with a 7 month old baby adds an element of unpredictability to our itinerary. We had to wake up at 4:30am the next morning (after catching the late flight out of New York after Rob got off work on a Friday night), travel into downtown Toronto to take a 2hr coach ride to the Falls, then rushing back to our hotel by 3:30pm for the wedding. Glad we did it because the Falls is breathtakingly gorgeous, although I'm not sure Zak agreed because he wasn't his happy self that night at the wedding reception.

Panoramic shot at road level, just after arrival at the Falls (click for larger image):

Family photo op:

and waiting in line to get on the boat (Maid of the Mist), wearing the very fashionable blue rainjacket because you do get pretty wet otherwise:

Panoramic shot taken whilst on the Maid (click for larger image):

The 'mist' of the Falls up close! A couple of the few shots I hazarded to take with my dSLR before it got too wet:

Coming around the bend, approaching that very wet area where the boat gets almost completely enclosed by the Falls. Not many shots taken in that area:

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