Posted: 04 April 2011 at 11:43am | IP Logged
nitin:'komal.... before we leave we will visit Niagara fall....,it is a world class destination. visit to canada is incomplete with out visiting niagara....'
nitin:'more over it is very near by.we can go by a cab...'
komal:'sure we will...amma tum bhi chalo...'
sumitra:'nahi komal...'she hesitated, she don't want to be between them.
nitin:'come on aunty.don't be formal...'even though he call her aunty he treated her as his mother.
after an hour drive by a private taxi they reached Niagara falls.
it was surrounded by very strong stone and iron fence.there was beautifully-maintained biking and walking trails beside that with lot of flower plants.it is a delight to see the huge flow of fall with a big noise.
komal:'wow...it is wonderful...'she opened her mouth with surprise.nitin took her more close to the fence.
look at the Niagara fall!
komal:'where from the water comes?' she wondered looking at the huge fall of water.
nitin:'the water flows from streams and rivers that empty into the Great Lakes, from Lake Superior down through Niagara river to Lake Ontario, then into the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.'he explained in detail to her and sumitra.
sumitra:...she did not get any thing of what he said.
nitin:'do you know how high it is?'they walked along the fence looking and admiring the fall.
komal:'no...'she was staring at the amazing sight of the fall.
yet another view of Niagara fall!
nitin:'the falls are 188 feet high, with the deepest section of the niagara river just at their base-going down 170 feet...'
even though the fence is very much away from the fall , due to the force of the fall the water spray on the viewers and made them wet.komal, nitin and sumitra became wet.
nitin:'can you see the U shaped .....that is horse shoe shaped water fall...?'he showed her while wiping the water from his face.
komal:'yeh..omg!....it is so huge...'she could not stop wondering.
look at horseshoe falls!
nitin:'yep...the rim of Horseshoe Falls measures 2200 feet wide-More than 168,000 cubic m (6 million cubic ft) of water go over the crest line of the falls every minute....'he explained.
sumitra:'it is amazing...'she looked at the fall with her eyes and mouth open.
nitin saw people standing and selling thin transparent plastic coat.he purchased three , gave one to komal another one to sumitra.
nitin:'wear this. other wise you will become wet and fall sick...'all of them wore it and covered their head with the plastic hood.nitin helped komal to wear it.
komal:'is it the highest fall in the world...?'
nitin:'no...but it is the fastest moving waterfalls in the world with a speed of 40 to 60 kilometer per hour...'
nitin:'can you see the small portion of the fall across the bridge...'they walked towards it.he pointed out the other side of the fall while walking.
komal:'yeh......i can see the bridge...'
nitin:'that part of the falls is on the US side.'
nitin:'aunty ...Niagara fall is on the US and Canada border.but major portion of the falls is in canada.one fourth or less than that is in US side...'
look at the bridge connecting US and canada!
nitin:'if you just cross the over bridge we will be in USA..'
komal:'is it? how come?...don't we need visa...?'
nitin:'i think PR card is enough...'they reached the bridge which connects US and Canada.near the bridge there was a ferry ride which takes the tourist very close to the fall.
look at the Niagara fall vdo!
nitin:'shall we go in the ferry...?'
komal:'no ...i am scared...'she refused.
nitin:'mai hun na....and aunty is also there.come...'he hold her hands to get rid of her fear and feel comfortable.
they stood in the long Q to purchased the ticked at the counter and walked towards the ferry.before getting in to it, they were given the blue colour thin transparent coat to wear and to cover them self from the splashing water.because sumitra,nitin and komal were already wearing it, they did not took that coat from them.
one by one they got in to the ferry.nitin hold komal's hand and helped her to get in to the ferry.he took her to the upper part of the ferry so that they can enjoy more and have fun.the ferry moved very slowly towards the fall.with the ferry swaying along the waters nitin and komal were swaying along with the ferry.the most common cry that could be heard over the sound of the ferry motor was wooooooo! ....woow!!!
when the ferry went very close to the fall every one were thrilled and excited.
look at the ferry near the fall!
nitin:'kom....fall..........flow...............'he was trying to explain some thing to komal.because of the huge noise she cannot hear properly.she just smiled at him.
komal:'i can not hear youuuu...'she raised her voice and said.
nitin:....they looked up the steam...the air was filled with blinding mist through which after several minutes saw wide volume of water falling over...the forth and foam bursting out from every surface.they were tossing on a troubled current and half blinded and drenched with the shower of water spray.
it was an amazing and unique experience! getting so close to the falls was fantastic!
komal:wow.... she was thrilled to see Niagara Falls so closely.the crashing was incredible, the amount of water pouring over the edge was astonishing! most spectacular one was the horse shoe falls, which is unimaginably huge and mighty!
girls here is a vdo showing a ferry ride!
i hope you enjoyed watching it.
Edited by shumi. - 04 April 2011 at 11:45am