Warmer weather and not a mountain in sight!
01.06.2013 - 06.06.2013 20 °C
I reached Toronto Saturday evening on a day where it reached 35 here. That was an aberration and it has been around 20 for the rest of the time. Went to Niagara Falls on Monday which was fine and sunny. Took a 10 minute helicopter flight over the falls first. Have never been in a helicopter before - it certainly gives you a great perspective of the falls that you just don't get from the ground. Luckily it was half way through the flight that I started to get very queasy and had to shut my eyes and fan my face to stop being sick. Dawn was laughing at me (I would have too!) whilst she enjoyed the full experience. Of course there was the photo before you go on the flight and as you are taking off, so I can prove that I did it! Of course the one before take off is on the tarmac in front of the chopper, which has it's rotor going. My face cannot be seen because my hair was blowing all over it. I declined to buy that one - Dawn got it instead and hasn't stopped laughing at it.
The falls were fabulous. Yeah it is just a waterfall, but boy what a waterfall! The mist is huge and it is funny seeing the Maid of the Mist boats go into it with all engines blazing to maintain a forward motion. Not to mention everyone on it wearing the same coloured ponchos to protect from the water (as if that is going to work!). And no, I didn't go on it - the helicopter ride was bad enough!
We spent the last couple of days up at Dawn's cottage on a lake about 2.5 hours north of here. Very peaceful but no bear sightings. Just lots of rabbits. Weather okay Wednesday but as we headed back towards Toronto today, the rain started. Hopefully it will clear up for tomorrow before I leave in the evening.