Monday 5 September 2011

Niagara Fools

It’s disconcerting to arrive at one of the natural wonders of the world only to find it hidden behind high rise hotels, casinos, nigh clubs, burger joints and amusement arcades.

Disconcerting and disappointing, but eventually after driving up and down the commercial strip, we did eventually find the falls, we even took the boat trip on the Maid of the Mist.

Clearly the majesty of the most famous waterfalls in North America aren’t enough for some people, no problem then if your trip could not possibly be complete without a game of crazy golf among these replica dinosaurs.

Only a couple of days before our visit a tourist had climbed up on the safety railings at the top of the falls apparently to get a better photograph. Somehow she slipped and had been swept to her death in seconds. Despite the wide news coverage the incident didn’t seem to have had much of a deterrent effect.

1 comment:

  1. I thought that Yosemite Falls in California were the highest waterfall in North America. Niagara are large in terms of volume - by many millions of gallons per hour; but Yosemite are definitely higher being 2454 feet from top to bottom.


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