Niagara Falls, Ontario (August 10-14, 2009)

American Falls (left) and part of Horseshoe Falls (right)

American Falls, and the U.S. side of the Niagara River

Horseshoe Falls, with Maid of the Mist (boat) approaching

Horseshoe Falls, from the top

Maid of the Mist

"Journey Behind the Falls", a tunnel behind Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls, Maid of the Mist, viewing platform outside "Journey Behind the Falls", and Bird Island (our name)

Horseshoe Falls, from the "Journey Behind the Falls" viewing platform

Class 6 rapids, downstream from the falls

Our room at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel

The touristy Clifton Hill area, from our hotel room

The Skylon Tower, from our hotel room

The moon and the Skylon Tower

Inside the Adam Beck #2 hydroelectric plant

The ship "BBC Chile" eases into Lock #2 of the Welland Canal, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

The canal lock gate closes

The ship rises as the lock fills

Butterfly at the Butterfly Conservancy

Another butterfly at the Butterfly Conservancy

Still another butterfly at the Butterfly Conservancy

Niagara-on-the-Lake, a pretty little town north of Niagara Falls

Entrance to Fort George, in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Musket demonstration at Fort George

Flintlock at Fort George

Blacksmith tools at Fort George

Kitchen tools at Fort George


Last updated August 18, 2009