Monday, August 2, 2010

AAN Day 43 - Day off in Niagara Falls, NY

Daily Statistics:
Mileage: Bike - 0 Foot - quite a few

Today was a very fine day off in Niagara Falls. As I mentioned yesterday, Sara, Jeannie, and Don came to spend the day with me. We crossed the Rainbow Bridge and spent most of the day on the Canadian side. Here you can see Sara on the bridge with the falls in the background.

We did all the good tourist things. Here you see me on what they call the White Water Walk, which is about 4 or 5 kilometers downstream of the falls, and the water is definitely moving. I really enjoyed this aspect of the day.

Of course, the Maid of the Mist is a must do, and we did it. Here you see the intrepid crew decked out in the provided gear, just after we were in the heart of Horseshoe Falls.

This picture, taken later, shows just how deep into the horseshoe the boats get. We were told they can carry 582 people, and they try to fill them.

We also did the behind the falls, as well as Niagara Fury. We enjoyed both. We also had some good vantage points at the rapids upstream of the falls, as you can see here.

All in all, a day well spent, although I probably didn't get the rest I should have to be ready for the big push in the final week.

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