|The rather fetching essential Maid of the|
On arrival Salim immediately took us to the jetty to board The Maid of the Mist for our included boat trip to the Falls. We collected the blue plastic macs and went onto the upper deck.
We first passed the American Falls, a curtain of powerful, frothing water. Then it was on to the Horseshoe Falls, which are simply amazing, at one point it felt like we were totally surrounded by the water, we went in a lot further than I thought we would. The "mist" at times blocked the falls from view. We also got well soaked despite the macs - memories of our Icelandic boat trip came to mind, but at least the water wasn't quite as icy. We always seem to get wet on boat trips! The roar of the water was deafening and around us the water swirled and frothed like a witch's cauldron, whilst birds swooped all around. It must take some skill to guide those small boats safely around the Falls, it was an exhilarating experience.
|Bessie might mooove!|
|Me and a cuddly bear Mountie|