Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HORSESHOE FALLS


Can you think of a tourist spot that you've been to so many times and yet it simply never ceases to amaze you?  Mine is Niagara Falls, particularly the Horseshoe Falls.  The Horseshoe Falls is the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.  As the name implies, the waterfalls has a curving, horseshoe shaped crest.

The first time I went to Niagara Parks was in September 2005.  I was a newcomer then in Canada and my generous relatives took me with a couple of my friends on a day trip there, which is about a two-hour drive away from Toronto.

The second time I went back there was I think in 2007 when an online friend met up with me in Canada.

In 2009, I went there twice, in May for my birthday, and in December.  Vince and I did the Journey Behind the Falls tour in May, wherein from the observation decks, we were able to get really up close to the falls enough to see and hear the raging rapids going down the basin.

In 2010, I went there twice (again!), in May for my birthday (and again!), and in July.  Vince and I did the Maid of the Mist boat tour in May. 

Be prepared to get wet.  Blue raincoats are provided for Maid of the Mist tourists. 

 The Maid of the Mist boat tour begins at a calm part of Niagara River near the Rainbow Bridge (the bridge that connects New York, USA and Ontario, Canada), and then traverses the American and Bridal Veil Falls all through the dense mist of spray inside the curve at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.

American Falls

The American Falls is one of the three falls that comprise the Niagara Falls.  This falls belongs to USA as it is completely within the New York state.

American Falls on the left and Bridal Veil Falls on the right
See those people that looked so tiny on Luna Island above?

The Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three falls.  Luna Island separates it from the American Falls and Goat Island separates it from the Horseshoe Falls.

Approaching Horseshoe Falls.  Look at that dense mist!

According to Wikipedia, the Horseshoe Falls is one of the world's most voluminous waterfalls renowned both for its beauty and as a source of hydroelectric power.  The falls produce a large amount of mist which occasionally renders viewing difficult.

Drenched from the mist!

I can't really remember now the exact number of times I've actually gone to Niagara Falls, but every time I go there, I can't help but be awed by such majestic creation.  Truly, how great Thou art, oh Lord my God! ☻

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48 comments:

  1. Finally!ang ganda talaga ng Niagara Falls, gusto ko bumalik doon at hope magawa na namin yong Cave of the Winds.
    BTW,Happy Valentines Day to both of you.

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  2. Nice pictures!
    Happy Valentine to you!

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  3. Lately, this is one of my dream tour din... and i became more eager to go there because of your pix and stories... it's now included in my bucket list hehehe :)

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    1. haha... ako din parang biglang nainggit sa mga lovely pix.. :)

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  4. Wow. Super ganda naman ng falls n'yan.

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  5. What a sight to behold, Karen. Simply amazing! Indeed, God is so great! He alone can do this wonderful work!

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  6. Hi KM! Naniniwala na ako na sirena ka nga KM! Hahaha
    Pasin ko most of your trips and adventures talagang sa tubig. Another wonderful place to remember.

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  7. Aww...how I wish I could visit the famous tourist spot!Lucky you!!^_^

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    Happy Wednesday Whites!

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  8. WOW! AWESOME pictures.. thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Inggit ako! Pangarap ko ring makapunta jan!

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    1. Makakapunta ka din, Rovs! ;)

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    2. oo, malapit na yan... at baka jan pa kayo mag meet ni rovs.. :)naku.. mamimiss ko si rovs.. :)

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  10. Wow!! This is very nice.... Cool place...

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  11. Simply breath taking! I'll be in awe to see this majestic falls for real. Nice shots!

    was here for WW. hope you can visit me here at: http://chroniclesofcookie.com/2012/02/dinosaurs-alive/

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  12. How I wish I could see Niagara falls in real life, hahaha!

    Visiting from WW...
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  13. Amen! God's wisdom is enormous and truly unfathomable but it shows in the wonders of HIS creations.

    Glory to God forever.

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  14. so true KM!!! God is so marvelous and His creations are an image of his love for us! kelan kaya ako makakapunta jan?? hehehe... ako naman, the Chocolate Hills is one tourist spot that i am always amazed at. just like you, even if i've been there for many times, i still get awed at the wondrous creation. visiting from WW!

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  15. hi there KM! we went there 2years ago on the 4th of july to witness the fireworks by the fall. it was spectacular! cant forget that experience. and the maid of the mist was soooooo fun!!! lol. want to visit it again. kaso daming pipol ano? daming indian! nag mistulang India Buffalo NY. lol. maganda ang view sa Canada. =)

    visiting from Whites.. hope u can drop by in my entries..

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  16. everything is lovely!.. yung nature, yung background, experience and the couple ..:)

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  17. I've always been fascinated by Niagara Falls since I was a kid, especially after watching many movies with it on the scenes (esp. Superman). Truly amazing. God is really a wonderful creator!

    visiting for WW.

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  18. Really awesome sight!Thought I already left a comment here as RG. Anyway, leaving another one KM for maithreeboyz. You're one of my features blogger for Feb. Thanks for leaving your comments for January! Really appreciate it!

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  19. beautiful pictures Sis KM :-) like you I also love Niagara Falls, it does not matter how many times we visit, I am still awe with GOD's creation :-) Visiting from Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  20. My husband and I went there for our 25th anniversary; it's amazing! I love your blues!



    Happy Blue Monday! Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  21. its one place i love to see, i hope we can someday! :) anyway, the first picture is a postcard perfect, love it. visiting from WW, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

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  22. Hope to visit there someday :) Truly wonderful is God's creation. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  23. wow, that's exciting. actually one of my dreams :D hopefully soon ma fulfill

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  24. My husband and I went there three years ago and I want to visit that place again. It's beautiful!

    Blue Sky

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  25. That is just so amazing!!! I love the water mine is here Points of View of Travels and Places

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  26. Wet, I'd love to see that someday!

    Please come by when you get a chance and see my BLUE, have a great week.

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  27. I heard so much of it but haven't been there yet. Hope to see Niagara one day :-) Visiting for the Tuesday Travels.

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  28. it must really be a beautiful place kasi hindi ka ngsasawa na pumunta doon.. wish I could visit that place too!

    Here 's my TT entry:

    From Asia and Beyond: Bangkok Trip

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  29. Di ako nagsasawang tingnan eto. Ang ganda talaga!

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  30. That is awesome! You have been there quite a lot. It would surely be fun to visit someday. :) Visiting you sexy. :)

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  31. is back here again KM! wish to go back to Buffalo again this year.

    from TT
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  32. I enjoyed every picture you shared. I think it must be an amazing place. Stopping by through from Our World Today.

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  33. I read somewhere that Canada has approved a tightrope walk across these falls this summer.

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  34. Aha, that's what Niagara Falls is. Now I know that it is called horse shoe falls too. Interesting.!

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  35. wow! i have seen these falls only on discovery channel! thanks for sharing your lovely photos, KM! here for a very late WW visit!

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  36. I was looking forward to a Niagara Falls visit this summer; planned road trip sana namin, kung di lang ako nabuntis. :D The pregnancy process was long overdue na kasi, since early last year pa, eh ang tagal nagka-positive kaya maabutan ng summer due date this year kaya lahat ng road trip plans namin for this year canceled. Included na doon si Niagara visit. Sige na lang, sa susunod nalang, with the 4 of us na! :D

    I enjoyed your pictures, KM! Yes, Niagara Falls is a grandiose beauty!

    Thanks for your regular TT share!

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  37. oh my gosh! someday, I want to be on the Canada side to see that spectacular view of the Niagara falls. I was there in 2010, but on the American side. But still I need a Canadian Visitor's Visa to get to see the Niagara falls. someday, i hope it will be realized.

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  38. love the first picture Sis Karen :-) so cute together :-) never try the maid of the mist yet :-) I so love Niagara Falls too, we do not live that far :-) just like you, never tired of visiting this beautiful falls :-) Visiting from #64 of 366 BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  39. hi KM, back here for bpc 64. hehehe... so nice... wish to see that place too... i hope so soon!

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  40. that was very cool!

    thanks for joining BPC!

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  41. Hope to go back there sometime this summer.. Was there lasts summer:) Ganda talaga..

    Visiting for the challenge- hope you can stop by:)

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  42. beautiful place indeed. I am hoping to visit this in the near future.

    BPC hop... pls visit mine at http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2012/03/weekend-camera-fun.html

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  43. Beautiful post and photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  44. Wish ko lang na maka visit ako dyan. My brother is in toronto for the couple of decades ago, I just hope he will shoulder the transpo waaaaaaaa.

    Very nice pix KM. Visiting form #64 BPC

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  45. is here again from BPC this time.

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