Today it rained and it rained and it RAINED! We parked nearer the Falls and went to stare in awe. In spite of the weather the Niagara Falls are just stunningly beautiful. After being awe-struck on the American side we walked across the bridge and crossed the border (passports stamped by customs) into Canada. That was so exciting! There we were completely blown away (the umbrella almost was too) by the sight of the unforgettable and breathtaking sights of the falls - oh wow!
I think Charles Dickons sums it up really well:
"Niagara was at once stamped upon my heart, an image of beauty; to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat forever."
There are three distinct falls: the Horseshoe Falls (crescent shaped) on the Canadian side; the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls on the American side. When we walked beside the Horseshoe Falls we became thoroughly soaked not just by the rain but by the spray which became quite heavy as we drew closer. It was quite noisy too and just so impressive.
(For some reason I can't download my photos tonight so will try again another day).
After walking back to USA we then drove back to Canada and tonight are staying in Ontario (I hear the thunder outside again). Tomorrow we'll head further into Canada. On our long trip yesterday we noticed how lush and green it is everywhere. We know why!