I thought I would invite you along for the ride, even if just through a few photos.
This is a fantastic time of year to visit the area, the leaves are full of color, the air is crisp and the tourist counts are down. The Niagara River flows south to north, eventually dumping its water into Lake Ontario. This photo was taken in Lewiston, towards the northern end of the river. This is the Queenston-Lewiston bridge, the northern most crossing into Canada. Although the water appears somewhat calm, it is flowing at a good rate.
As you go south, closer to the falls, the water gets rougher. Niagara River is very dangerous, many people have died on it. Whirlpools spontaneously erupt and can drag boats and people under. A local womans husband was sucked under in his boat and drowned WITH a life jacket.
Across the river on the rocks are people fishing. They are tiny so you have to look closely. The waves can get up to 12"-20" high. The perspective is deceiving. The aqua color of the water is awesome!
This is our youngest with Uncle Jon. Behind them is Horseshoe Falls, the Maid of the Mist boat and the Canadian side. The amount of water rushing over the edge is breathtaking!
Here is a shot of most of the family. We were right on the edge of the water that is just upstream from Bridal Veil Falls, part of the American Falls. We reached down to touch the cold water.
This last one is a shot of the Rainbow Bridge crossing into Canada. Hmmm, I wonder where the name came from, lol. The falls on the right are the American Falls.
That brings us to the end of our tour. Hope you enjoyed it!