The experience of being closest to the Niagara Falls can be had from the “Cave of the Winds”. The beauty of the falls as well as the sheer power overwhelms even the most prosaic of cynics. The spray of water is so intense that it is difficult to stand close to it for a long time. And though you have water proof ponchos and footwear you will get wet – at least partially. But it is one great experience. Some snapshots are given below.
Check out the rainbow in this –
There is a network of walkways and stairs which take you to the platform closest to the Falls.
Aaa…the falls, the rainbow, the mist, the rocks, the sound…
The Rainbow Bridge and the Observation Tower, Niagara, in the background.
The end of the Rainbow?
I think these are Filamentous Algae –
The leftmost is the American Falls, the middle piece of land is Luna Island and the smaller falls on the right is the Bridal Veil Falls. The extreme right piece of land is the Goat Island. After a ariel view, a view from the nether world!
Water Falls and Rainbow –
More Water Falls…
One bonus of the tour is the up close encounter with Seagulls. If you love birds, this is a great opportunity to observe them. They nest on the rocks right beneath the wooden walkways. A lot of them are with chicks, like this one below –
And many are busy like this fellow here. Note the bird next to the seagull couple –