Friday, April 13, 2007

The View...

...from the room was the best part of the trip. We had a nice time walking around the area, seeing the little museums and the bird aviary and taking pictures of the falls.

Here's some of the best shots:

This is the view of the American Falls from our room on the 30th floor of the hotel. There are massive iceflows at the center of the falls that will take until about mid-May to melt completely.

This is taken from the walkway next to Horsehoe Falls on the Canadian side. You almost feel like you're in the water. All the railings and the plants in the area were covered with perfect coatings of ice from the constant spray. The water at the very edge of the falls, is only about two feet deep but with nearly 600,000 gallons of water going over every second, no one could stand there and not be swept over.

This is a view looking up from the tunnels under the falls. It was like stepping out into the middle of Antartica. The walkway below, where people often stand in the summer time, was completely covered with ice and snow, so we had to remain on the landing, which is covered with a wooden roof that has square windows cut in the side for picture taking. I thought the sound would be defeaning, but it wasn't that bad. I'm sure in the warmer weather, the constant cold spray is envigorating, but we were chilled through.
It's nice to be home and to get back to work. I've got a lot of writing to do and I have to prep for my Novelspotters chat on Sunday. More details coming.


Jennifer Elbaum said...

Gorgeous! Welcome home!

ERiCA said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!! =)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Thanks Jen and Erica!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

VERY pretty! welcome back!!

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. -laura