Monday, December 3, 2012

Whirlpool/Our World

 Poster of Whirlpool Aerocar

I did a post last January about the Whirlpool on the Niagara River HERE, but the photos were taken from the American side and the Aerocar was on the Canadian side.  A week ago, we visited the Whirlpool on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, and would you believe...

 Aerocar

the Aerocar was on the American side? Hmmmm.

Niagara River

From atop the gorge on the Canadian side, I could better see and photograph the end of the rapids where the Niagara Gorge abruptly turns 90° into a narrow channel.

A closeup of the rapids

 Hikers at the bottom of the gorge on the American side

It's a long way down!

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

44 comments:

Lowell said...

This is the kind of place that makes me want to curl up under the covers! Beautiful photos, though!

Buttons said...

Oh I was in Niagara in the summer and never seen it either it must have been on the American side:) but I surely did enjoy my visit. It is beautiful on the water near the falls. Great shots. The town sure is busy:) B

Pam :) said...

Wow, I would love to take that adventurous ride.
Great photos as always, CC.

eileeninmd said...

The Aerocar is neat. I was there years ago and do not remember see it at all. Looks like an interesting ride.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

That looks to be a spectacular ride over the falls. I could almost feel the water splash at my face in that close up photo. :)

Sandra said...

I saw the cars 60 years ago, and they were different than this. i was 8 then, but i don't remember them looking like this one. needless to day i screamed the house down when they tried to make me ride on it and mother had to stay on shore with me so then i cried because granddaddy might fall in the river.

Indrani Ghose said...

Such beautiful sights. Amazing from that height!

DeniseinVA said...

You are very brave and have a good head for heights to get such great photos.

Judy said...

Now that I have a good camera, I want to get back to Niagara! I haven't been there in years... I don't remember seeing the aerocar at all. Were you brave enough to go on it? The "long way down" part would cause me some concerns.

Kathy said...

Your timing is just off, although you still managed to get some fun shots. Now you can have a game and see how many trips it takes to get on the same side as the whirlpool.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the car avoiding/evading you. :)

Vagabonde said...

I don’t think I could ride in this Aerocar as I would be too afraid to look down and would keep my eyes shut! I have never been to Niagara Falls but used to have a large poster at work on my cubicle wall showing the falls. During hectic times I used to keep looking at it and felt better. It must be a great place to take photos. Thanks for coming to my blog.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Someday I hope my travels take me to the Falls. Too many people in the Aerocar for my comfort level.

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely photos from the Falls, it has been a long time since we have been there.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great photos

LONDONLULU said...

Wow, I got that vertigo-y feeling looking at some of these - what an amazing photo-series! So, so beautiful.

RedPat said...

I didn't know that you could hike down there!

George said...

Did you do something to offend the Aerocar? I really like your photos of the gorge.

Pamela Gordon said...

I've never seen that Aerocar before. It looks quite interesting but I think I might have to pass on a trip across the gorge that way. Too scary for me. lol Great photos!

Carver said...

Great shots. I haven't been there since I was a child. Would love to go back some time.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, did have to chuckle at the Aerocar evading you!! Have you been naughty!!! Terrific captures as always, EG!! Have a great week!

Gary said...

Always like the Niagara River. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

I would love to ride in that aerocar!

Min fotogen said...

Det ser spännande ut !
Great photos!

Small City Scenes said...

Hmmmm---it is a long way down. Did you go on the Aerocar? MB

cieldequimper said...

Ah... Funnily enough I'm not scared of heights but I'm scared of those things, though perhaps I'd do it for the sheer pleasure of the view!

Island Rambles Blog said...

very scary up so high but beautiful scenery, lovely shot. cheers.

Martha Z said...

I don't recall seeing this when we visited several years ago.

W. Latane Barton said...

I learn something new every time I get on Our World!! I didn't know anything about an aerocar at the falls. Well, guess not... I've never been but how fortunate that you got to go.

NatureFootstep said...

been there, done that. But o so many years ago. I and my daughter was there. Must be 23 years ago. But it still looks the same. Thanks for reminding me.

Snap said...

They must know when you are going to visit! :D :D Loved this series.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! What a great way to see the falls! Too bad moving to the Canadian side didn't quite work out as you had hoped, but you still got some amazing shots! I have seen the falls three times and find them spectacular.

Daniel LaFrance said...

A magnificent wonder and equally wonderful are your photos.

A story like that can't be made up. A unique experience bar-none.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's just wrong about the Aerocar. I love the concept.

Great pics, it looked bright and sunny, a great day for taking photos.

Maybe that hiker was geocaching?

Stephanie said...

I have visited Niagara River and the falls a few years ago when I visited my Aunt in Niagara on the Lake. Her home backs onto the river. Great shots, looked like a nice sunny day that day.

Everything Changes said...

Good shots but a bit scary!

Samson said...

beautiful photographs... bad luck with the aerocar evading you

see you there! said...

Nature being amazing once again. I laughed the the aerocar is staying out of your reach.

Darla

Halcyon said...

Have you done the aerocar before? That is the one attraction we haven't done yet. :)
I'd love to hike down the gorge. But do not love driving to the American side, esp with a car full of Germans. ;)

Pride In Photos said...

Camera Girl!!! Love this blog...this rivers color is just amazing!! Would love to visit here. I am your newest follower. Will you join me too?
Laurie

Tricia Hays said...

When I was little, I heard someone say 'it scared me to death', but I didn't hear 'death'... I heard 'it scared me to deaf', so from then on I'd say it w/ 'deaf'... This is one of those 'it scared me to deaf' views! LoL! WoW! And, I'm already scared of heights, so it really would scare me to deaf! =)))

Jori said...

So pretty! I think I would have a heart attack. :)

Jesh St Germain said...

"They" told me that the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls is prettier:) Great shots!

Francisca said...

No aerocar there the last time I visited... and I don't want to count how long ago that was. Tempus fugit. You were a victim of Murphy's Law... if something can go wrong, it will. I laugh, because I don't believe that for a second! Your photos make me want to visit Niagara Falls again one day. I tried this past summer, but it just couldn't be fit in to our schedule!

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