A boat ride in the mist || Niagara Falls

These panoramic views may be spectacular but nowhere is the impact stronger, the spray cloud denser, or -indeed- the roar greater than on a boat that sails close to the falls; close enough to feel the forces of nature to the core and, despite the rain ponchos, get soaked to the bone.

It was thrilling and humbling and an experience I will never forget.

October 27th, 2017


At night, the whole area along – and including – the falls, becomes a neon phantasmagoria.


The neon light show inside Galleria (shopping mall), mirrors that of the falls.

I wish I could have stayed awake to see whether the lights change all night.

I didn’t.


October 26th, 2017

Room with a View

Canada and the U.S. share the benefits of one of the world’s top tourist destinations with boat tours, walking tours, honeymoon packages, helicopter rides, resorts and casinos and all kinds of development to the detriment of the natural beauty of the environment but to the ultimate excitement of the millions of tourists that flock to Niagara Falls every year.

But for the best armchair views from your private booth you have to cross to Canada and book a ”falls view – high floor” room in one of the major chained-brand hotels that are lined along the Canadian side of the falls. The views are simply hypnotic.

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada