Today we rest.
The plan is to do some more washing then visit the falls. Rather than fight the traffic and the need to find car park etc., we decide to catch a bus. There’s a stop right outside the campsite and buses go very 15min.
Everyone’s at the fenced barrier to stop or dissuade people from falling over and straight into the surging water.
What a spectacle the Falls are! Stupendous, comes to mind. I don’t think anyone could be underwhelmed, on first seeing them. With a huge plume of mist rising up from the Horseshoe falls, obscuring where the water actually comes to the bottom of the falling.
Unfortunately photos cant do justice to the spectacle. Clearly it’s preferable to view them from the Canadian side. The second smaller falls, the Bridal Falls are on the American side but better viewed from Canada, directly opposite.
Being 4th of July and American Independence Day, there were probably thousands of people milling around but the viewing area is about a kilometre long, so you didn’t have to wait long to get past the hundreds of Indians packing the rails.
Its a hot day. Must be in the low 30’s, but what makes it challenging is the humidity. My guess it was around 90%!! That meant we had to find a bar to hydrate. So much for teetotal principals…:)
Along the promenade is a statue of Nikola Tesla. How appropriate. It was Tesla, a Serbian, who invented AC current and his principals were tested here at Niagara. A genius, sadly many of his inventions were stolen from him. He died a bitter man.