Niagra Falls

Posted on Wed 11 July 2007 in general

There is not much I can say about the Falls. They are as impressive as you would think but the area around is basically tourist trap hell. The parking was $18 (?9) and a good walk away from the Maid of the Mist <>. However we did persuade the nice parking attendant to give us a temporary disabled badge so Fliss didn't have to walk quite as far.

The "Maid" trip was probably the best of the excursions you could do as it takes you up close and personal to the falls. We didn't want to spend all our money on seeing the falls in every conceivable way. The boat does a circuit past the American falls which although impressive are basically a three or four "High Forces" bolted together. The Horseshoe falls on the Canadian side is the iconic one and the boat holds it's position there for a good ten minutes. While downwind you get the full spray of the river in your face, everyone kitted out with their regulation branded ponchos.

We considered lunching at the falls but decided to make our way to Tilsonburg and ensuring we were on time.