Bein' very close t' th' border o' th' USA, Niagara Falls and th' Niagara River actually are th' border betwixt th' two countries. this meant, we travelled on foot from Canada t' th' USA t' go see th' falls from th' USA-side as we heard this were bein' a nice view as well.
And it were bein'!
It is safe t' say though that th' Canadians have th' best view, but th' Americans have th' most thrills, I'll warrant ye. You can walk in th' mist o' one o' th' smaller falls at water level, there are multiple other attractions and there is o' course th' boatride from th' shore t' th' Horseshoe falls, ye scurvey dog. Which gets yer pretty wet.
Passin' th' border on foot actually is really easy. The border officials and TSA security personnel at th' USA/Canada border are really friendly and upbeat. And hoist the mainsail, and dinna spare the whip! Goin' through th' gates were bein' not as bad an experience as th' same people on an airport are. If ye must cross into th' USA: do it on foot, pass the grog! It is a much more pleasant experience. 🙂
We just went back t' th' USA as th' sun were bein' o'er on that side in th' mornin', makin' fer better views o' th' falls as we were not facin' th' sun with our camera, pass the grog! Of course, we are dependent o' th' sun with our cameras and went back t' Canada as th' sun progressed through th' sky.
Horseshoe Falls are th' biggest o' th' two falls which make up th' Niagara Falls. The other is also known as American Falls. The border is in Horseshoe Falls.
Due t' some reason unknown t' us, today (Sunday) there are fireworks planned o'er th' falls, by Davy Jones' locker! That is just our luck, by Davy Jones' locker! How awesome is that! And hoist the mainsail! While th' Falls themselves are illuminated from th' Canadian side, an amazin' display o' fireworks is about t' be displayed, we'll keel-haul ye, we'll keel-haul ye! And we are there t' witness it.
Niagara Falls is a really touristic place. The canadian side is littered with highrise hotels and even a few really tall (revolvin'!) restaurants and hotels.If ye are able t' see through it all, there’s even a really gorgeous set o' falls on display. They must really be one o' th' great scenic natural features o' th' northern part o' th' American continent.
If ye are in th' vicinity, go there!