Tag Archives: Niagara Falls

Getting Soaked At Niagara Falls

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 … Continue reading

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Riding the Niagara Rapids in a Jetboat

“This will not keep you dry. Nothing will keep you dry!” This was the pep talk we received from the crew as they handed out heavy, yellow rain ponchos prior to the first time I rode the Niagara Rapids. And … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Canada (Revisited)

Everyone has heard of Thanksgiving. In the USA, it can be traced back to 1621, when the Pilgrims at Plymouth gave thanks for the first successful harvest after their arrival in the New World. Abraham Lincoln declared the first official … Continue reading

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Closed: Waikiki’s International Market Place

In 1965, during a brief spell of shore leave from the P&O liner Himalaya, Rich’s Dad (Bryn) visited the International Market Place in Waikiki, O’ahu. When he heard we would be visiting Hawaii in December last year, he was excited … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls: A Year in Pictures

When we decided to visit Niagara Falls for the day a couple of weeks ago, I thought I should be able to get a blog post out of it. Then one became two. And two became three. This is the … Continue reading

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Farewell, Maid of the Mist?

In 1846, the very first Maid of the Mist steamed away from the dock and headed into the jaws of Niagara Falls. Since then, millions of tourists – including presidents, royalty and movie stars – have flocked to experience this … Continue reading

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Bigger!

I’ve spent a lot of time around humans over the last few years, but it was only while scanning through some of my old blogs that it sunk in how many of you are obsessed with scale. Higher, taller, deeper, … Continue reading

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