The sheer power of Niagara Falls is incredible. Admiring its majesty from the Canadian side in no way prepares you for the sensation of standing almost under the waterfall on the New York side. The volume of water that crashes past is amazing. The mist at the base of the Falls soaks you in seconds as you're buffeted by the strong winds generated by the Falls as you stand on what's called Hurricane Landing. When you step off the platform back on to dry land, you laugh from sheer exhilaration. To have felt the water falling around you and surging below you it's almost like a tiny bit of the power rubs off on you. That experience, where you walk around the falls on a red timber platform is called the Cave of Winds. My mum enjoyed it so much, we did it twice. Not to miss anything exciting, we also got close to the base of the waterfall by boat, known as the Maid of the Mist. I'll never forget our ponchos all flying up over our heads, us trying to keep them down, laughing hysterically, turning our faces up to the spray and my sister beside me yelling "I'm wet… again… woo hoo!"
It was a lot of fun, and the scenery was breathtaking. I loved the rainbow dancing on the water mist when the sun came out in the afternoon, how vibrant the trees were in their Fall uniforms of brilliant reds, yellows and oranges, the turquoise color of the water made all the deeper by the white water churning at the base of the falls. It was stunning.
From New York, with love xox