The American Falls
The Canadian flag can be seen flying on the Canadian side.
It's just about impossible to stay in Toronto without going to Niagara Falls!
So along with many other tourists, we visited these impressive waterfalls.
It's an amazing sight indeed.
I've zoomed out here so that the Canadian Horseshoe Falls are also in the picture.
You can see the boats on the Niagara River that take people to see
the falls close up.
The water really is that deep turquoise colour
Aren't those rocks impressive?
Boat tours start off at the calm part of Niagara River near Rainbow Bridge.
The boat trips last 30 minutes and go right along the American Falls
and into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the
Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
The boats are appropriately called: "Maid of the Mist" and each one
has a Roman numeral after the name.
The first Maid of the Mist was launched in 1846
as a ferry service between the Canadian and American sides.
We didn't go on a boat, but maybe next time!
Look at that mist rising into the air from Horseshoe Falls.
Two boats are about to cross paths, going in opposite directions.
Rainbows are very common over the falls. Here is the beginning of one
on the American Falls.
Here is another one over Horseshoe Falls.
Horseshoe Falls seen as closely as this are impressive and just a little scary.
The force of the water is incredible and the colour amazing.
The noise is rather loud too!
I was pleased to get this angle shot.
It's difficult to get the whole rounded shape of these falls into one shot
and this is because of the thick mist which hides it from view.
I think a helicopter might show the shape better.
To finish this series, here is a late afternoon capture with the sun
bathing everything in a pink hue.
What a visit!