I felt the need of another little adventure, and Mrs. F.G. was heading away for a Quilting Retreat. So I headed out too, to visit my cousins in Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL as they write it). And I asked them if they'd take me over to the falls to get some pictures. I don't think I've been there for 40 years! We had a great two days exploring, and in mid-week, late October, there were no big crowds.
I feel like I've just scratched the surface of the story here. The history, the power generation, the 19th Century daredevils, it's all fascinating. Now that I've seen it again, I'm going to have to plan a more extended visit.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing is the parkland all along the riverbank. From Niagara-on-the-Lake all the way south and past the falls, the shoreline is entirely public park, and completely accessible to visitors. It's remarkable that we have saved that open space the way we have when you consider the industry that was along here in the late 19th Century.