Monday, May 17, 2010

Into the Mist

What is a trip to Niagara Falls without getting wet and feeling its force?
Since 1846, the Maid of the Mist 30 minute boat ride has been taking passengers in for a closer look. With its huge popularity, the tour operator has since expanded to include a number of boats leaving from both the U.S. and Canadian borders.
Most people migrate onto the open top deck of the boat where you can hardly move without bumping into a stranger, but with so much excitement, no one hardly notices. Everyone is issued a complimentary blue poncho to keep the clothes underneath dry. One size fits all for the adults. I was using my point & shoot camera and it got quite wet. At some point when it was misting so badly, I had to put away the camera and just admire the scenery.

On our ride into the falls, another Maid of the Mist boat returns from their journey into the mist.

- Karen


RoseBelle said...

That looks exciting and scary at the same time :) I remember watching on I think the Discovery channel about Niagara Falls and how thrill seekers come to do outrageous stunts. I bet it was really loud being so close to the end of the waterfall.

dot said...

Sounds exciting. I bet the water was cold.

Yvi said...

I can only say/write: WOW!

rainfield61 said...

You have converted a powerful force into a picture.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Forceful and dramatic yet looks like so much fun.

Sue said...

I can almost feel the mist on me. Maybe I should say I feel like I just took a shower!

LifeRamblings said...

i don't mind getting wet. that looks absolutely stunning.

AVCr8teur said...

Rosebelle: It was quite loud, but I wasn't sure it was from the waterfall or the exciting beating of all our collective hearts. :) It was quite safe. What you probably saw on the Discovery Channel were those people going over in barrels.

Dot: Luckily the weather was fairly warm so the mist felt good.

Yvi: Thanks, it was WOW!

Rainfield61: Can you feel the mist from the picture?

Poetic Shutterbug: It was fun, exciting, and scary at the same time.

Sue: As we got closer, it definitely felt like a shower, but with our clothes on.

Life Rambling: This ride would definitely be for you!

Mandy said...

I'd love to do that one day! Except it would have to be in july or August when it is a bit warmer.