17.12.2006 - 19.12.2006
Today was a very busy day for us as we went to Niagara Falls! We made the hour long local bus trip to the American side of the falls and upon arrival we went up to the viewing tower to view the America Falls and part of Niagara Falls. It was absolutely spectacular although slightly different to what we expected as the falls seperate the two cities of Niagara - one American, the other Candadian so either side of the falls is crowded with buildings all offering amazing views.
After catching the Shuttle bus to the Island where we were able to go down to the observation deck of the America Falls. NOrmally the decks are quite close to the falls but being winter they remove some of the decks because of the weather but we still managed to get wet in the spray which was really what the experience was about and we were both relieved we didn't have to wear the little bright yellow ponchos that is norma during the summertime.
After visiting the Falls we ventured over to the American viewing platform of Niagara Falls. The view was amazing and you got a real sense of how powerful the falls really are. The falls had a massive mist rising from the centre of the river below so we were not able to see a complete view of the horseshoe shape but we definately got the idea!
We then walked across the Canada bridge to the Canadian side of the falls an the view of the falls was absolutely spectacular. After going through customs we saw the view of the America Falls from the Canada side and honestly the view is so much better from the Canadian side. You view the falls directly face on whereas on the American side you look back on the falls so it is harder to view them in their entirity. As it was getting dark we decided against walking up to the Niagara viewing platform mostl because the mist was incedable and bloced out most of the falls making it hard to see the Horsehoe shape. We decided instead toget some dinner and then comeback to see the falls at night.
The view in the evening was amazing and we were both so glad that we saw the falls at night. The horsehoe falls were a little har to see - again due to the mist - but the America Falls were breathtaking. Unfortuently as it was so dark our photo didn't turn out as we had hoped but the experience was unforgettable.
After crossing back over the bridge to the American side we vetured back to Buffalo for some much earned sleep!