So day three has started with the continuation of our bus ride from NY to Niagara Falls. We reached Niagara at around 07.30 after setting off in NY at 22.45 the day before! We arrived at our hostel way before check in but the lady who runs it is lovely and let us check in early so we could drop off our bags but our room was not quite ready yet.
First thing we needed was food, so we headed to a recommended diner at the end of the road, and my god it was delicious!!! It was as if we had headed back to the 1960’s, we sat down at the stools along the counter and got chatting to the locals and friendly staff even though we had not showered yet and feeling rather grim the locals still wanted to chat. After a huge breakfast we got up to pay and found that the lady we had been chatting to had already bought us breakfast – we started to like Americans more already!!!
After breakfast we took the short walk (end of our road) to the Niagara River. At first we could only hear the falls, but after another 10 minutes along the river we could see the first of two of the falls, the American Falls. These were pretty impressive and you could get so close to them. We also went up the observation tower where we could see the full scope of the American Falls and part of the Horseshoe Falls.
After viewing both falls from all the possible vantage points in America, we crossed over Rainbow Bridge, through passport control, and we were in Canada. Both falls from the Canadian side in my opinion were much more impressive. Although you weren’t as close up to them, you really got the full scope of them and how powerful they were. We spent most of the day just staring at the falls in amazement. So far they are the most impressive sight i have ever seen. Definitely worth a visit.
Our only disappointment with the falls was that due to it being winter season, a lot of the top attractions were closed. Such as Maid of the Mist (boat ride) and the cave tour behind the falls. This was due to the fact that the Falls freeze over the winter and the ice had not melted yet so it was very dangerous.
After a long day out in the sun, we opted for a night in to catch up on emails, photos and most importantly sleep…