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2009 - NIAGARA FALLS


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September 2009 there is a problem with VIARAIL in Canada. A strike maybe.

By way of an apology, VIA offered huge discounts on their rail services.

I jumped at the chance of going First Class to Niagara for a lot less than a regular seat.

My intention was to go to Niagara on the Lake.

I never made it passed the Falls.

NIAGARA FALLS

In passing I will note that Niagara has the most friendly, nicest people involved with tourists I have ever come across.

Every shop, tourist place, hotel. Wherever - everyone was so pleasant.

The falls themselves are incredibly close & so powerful.

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A ride on the Maid of the Mist is going to be my second time.

It is really something, although the stuff that accumulates on the water near where you get on the boat is very yucky.
I would not like to take a dip in this water, If the rapids don't get you, the pollution will.

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There is more to do here than just the falls.

There is the butterfly farm.

I may still have a little video here where the guy behind me says - "that little kid just stomped on a butterfly."

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A trip to the top of the tower

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A cable car across the Niagara River

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A walk behind the falls. I could have skipped this. Impossible to see anything.

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The show that preceded it was great though.

While waiting in line, they distribute rain ponchos. indoors!

They say we will need them

The show is an enactment of how the falls were formed, complete with thunder, lightning, rain &, if memory is not playing me false, an earthquake.

Great fun - & wet, very, very wet. No photos

Kids around me were loving it.

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If the sun is out you are going to see rainbows at rainbow falls ...

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From my hotel ...

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Outside the Casino.

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I forget how, but I managed to link two pictures together to get this..

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A friend used that app to stitch three photos of her son & got him chasing himself down the garden .. very creative

Posted by hasbeen 19:00 Archived in Canada Tagged niagara_falls Comments (0)

2010 - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

WELL 40 SOME YEARS IS ENOUGH SO - I HAVE NOW RETIRED.


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AND IT'S NOW TIME FOR SOME TRAVELLING

I HAVE TWO SEGMENTS OF AN AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE BOOKED FOR EARLY 2011 BUT NEED SOMETHING TO FILL IN THE TIME TILL THEN.

I HAVE BEEN ACROSS CANADA FROM OTTAWA TO THE WEST COAST A FEW TIMES, BUT NEVER TO THE MARITIMES.

MELLANIE, ONE OF THE GIRLS FROM THE PUB IS HEADING HOME TO PEI BEFORE JOINING HER BOYFRIEND IN NEWFOUNDLAND SO I WILL GO SPEND A DAY IN PEI WITH HER.

MAYBE SEE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES !.

BUT FIRST SAY HI TO MELLANIE & THE REDNESS THAT IS THE ISLAND..

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THE CONFEDERATION BRIDGE LINKS CANADA TO THE ISLAND.

QUITE THE FEAT.

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SOME FREE ENTERTAINMENT....

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MELLANIE AGAIN BELOW

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TIME TO SEE ANNE AT GREEN GABLES BUT NOT EVEN A LOOK-ALIKE.

JUST HER FARM...

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AND THE AUTHORS GRAVE

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THE CAPTAIN PLOTS OUR COURSE OUT TO SEE THE SEALS...

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IT SAYS IT'S A FAIRVIEW - WHO ARE WE TO ARGUE?

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JUST TIME TO DROP IN ON THE GOVERNOR GENERALS PLACE BEFORE THE TRIP HOME

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A SHORT TRIP, BUT SWEET.

STILL THE ROUND THE WORLD TRIP TO COME

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