Niagara Falls 2008

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From Connecticut we heaaded west to......the Erie Canal, Ny. Here is one of a series of locks across the state.
From Connecticut we heaaded west to......the Erie Canal, Ny. Here is one of a series of locks across the state.
The canal use to be used for industrial shipping but now it is mostly just pleasure craft.
The canal use to be used for industrial shipping but now it is mostly just pleasure craft.
While biking the canal trail......we saw this neat state boat.
While biking the canal trail......we saw this neat state boat.
And later, this one.....neat.
And later, this one.....neat.
Supposedly really used by Roosevelt in 1928.
Supposedly really used by Roosevelt in 1928.
Can you guess? Heading to Niagara Falls.
Can you guess? Heading to Niagara Falls.
Our first view......we can tell by the water vapor.
Our first view......we can tell by the water vapor.
They just suddenly drop. Wild.
They just suddenly drop. Wild.
The sound......definitely lets you know.......This is just right along the road as we arrive in Niagara Falls, On.
The sound......definitely lets you know.......This is just right along the road as we arrive in Niagara Falls, On.
The American Falls
The American Falls
the American Falls up closer.....interesting rocks and spewing water.
the American Falls up closer.....interesting rocks and spewing water.
and from farther down the walk.  I cannot resist taking another and another........
and from farther down the walk. I cannot resist taking another and another........
Horseshoe Falls with 6 million cubic feet of water going over each minute.......34 million gallons.....a bunch! 170' high. Impressive......and the sou
Horseshoe Falls with 6 million cubic feet of water going over each minute.......34 million gallons.....a bunch! 170' high. Impressive......and the sou
Now this is what it should look like assuming the sun were shining. Alas, it is not. but at least it wasn't raining like it did the next day.
Now this is what it should look like assuming the sun were shining. Alas, it is not. but at least it wasn't raining like it did the next day.
Not bad considering the dreary day.
Not bad considering the dreary day.
The water really was that clear green.
The water really was that clear green.


Panoramic views of Horsehoe Falls.
Panoramic views of Horsehoe Falls.
Another magic camera shot.....how fun. The falls really were that big. Big big.
Another magic camera shot.....how fun. The falls really were that big. Big big.
As we walk down the sidewalk, we get closer and closer to the falls....and wetter!
As we walk down the sidewalk, we get closer and closer to the falls....and wetter!
Here we are standing right at the top, the very edge of the fall.
Here we are standing right at the top, the very edge of the fall.
Wild that we could stand so close.
Wild that we could stand so close.
So much water.
So much water.
Oh wow!
Oh wow!
Guess who......???  Getting dressed to go under and behind the falls.
Guess who......??? Getting dressed to go under and behind the falls.
We were in a tunnel down behind and under the horseshoe falls. Strange. Sounded like a fun idea but we couldn't see anything.
We were in a tunnel down behind and under the horseshoe falls. Strange. Sounded like a fun idea but we couldn't see anything.
Then we went out onto a platform just below the edge of the falls.
Then we went out onto a platform just below the edge of the falls.


We could look up through the water's edge.
We could look up through the water's edge.
It felt like we could almost reach out and tough the falls.
It felt like we could almost reach out and tough the falls.