The tour included both the Canadian and US sides of the falls, the Maid of the Mist cruise, lunch at the Sheraton and as it turned out much, much more. I took so many pictures it was hard to sort through and determine which ones were best! Half way through our day, my old pentax ran out of battery power and I had to use my IPhone for pictures, so some of the pictures are not the best. My Canon G9 is still being repaired and hopefully will catch up with me at our next stop.
From the US side of the falls you get an up close and personal look. The roar of the falls is sombering. You don't realize how powerful the falls are until you get this close. The water at the edge is only a few feet deep but the water is flowing really fast and ferious.
This is a picture of the boat taken from the Canadian side.
We were soaking wet from the boat ride, but did feel good. We walked to to Prospect point which over looks the river and is adjacent to one of the falls. It is a popular place for photos, so the lines get a little long.
These are some nice views of the falls.
The skyline of Niagara Falls.
These are some of the rapids up river from the Falls taken from Three Sisters Islands. This part of the river is pretty high and looks like ocean waves.
This is the Devils Whirl pool. The river flows into a box canyon and then whirls around. We will be taking a jet boat ride into this pool. Are we crazy or what?
The jet boats have to maneuver through these rapids to get up to the whirlpool.
More pictures of the Falls.
This is one of the power plants that generates power from the falls.
It was a long but good day. We didn't get back to our campground until well after 8:00. Thanks Ernie and Wanda for a great job!
Stayed tuned for more adventures in Niagara.