There are no end of ways to get soaked at Niagara Falls, of which the Maid of the Mist is undoubtedly the most famous. Last week I combined two of my personal favourites into one breath-taking, if sodden, day!
We began at Whirlpool Jetboat Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in February, I wrote a post about the thrill of blasting through the Niagara River’s Class 5 rapids in a super-powerful Jetboat.
Yet as it turns out, I jumped the gun a little with that post. Because last week, with Rich’s family visiting from the UK, we returned to the jetboat… and this time we took a (waterproof) camera along for the ride for the first time.
Our first taster of what we’re in for today…
The full experience…
Racing up from Devil’s Hole into the Niagara Whirlpool, with a Hamilton turn at the end…
Although I think the views of Niagara Falls themselves are more complete from the Canadian side, my favourite attraction at the falls is actually on the American side. There’s no longer a cave at the Cave of the Winds. What there is, is the most amazing, up-close and personal view of a one of the worlds greatest waterfalls. In fact, you’re so close, you’re practically inside it! And even after the thrill of the jetboat earlier in the day, the Cave of the Winds still took our breath away!
I think you’ll agree, both these attractions represent a unique Flair of adventure on the Gleaming Niagara River!
This post was inspired by the photo themes Today Was a Good Day from Cheri of The Daily Post, Flare (OK, so I’m taking liberties by reading this as ‘Flair’ instead) from Paula of Lost in Translation, and Gleaming from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?
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