The 25 miles long Niagara River is the connection between the Erie Sea
and the 62 miles long Ontario Sea, which forms the Niagara Falls: in the
East the American Fall (height: 180 ft / 55 m, width: 1148 ft / 350m),
in the North the Canadian Fall, also called the "Horseshoe Fall", (height:
161 ft / 49 m, width: 2788 ft / 850 m.
The Falls are best viewed from the Canadian site, where also is located
the "Skylon Tower", an observation tower, which offers breathtaking panoramic
views of the whole area.
When we arrived in the evening we saw the Falls floodlighted in all
rainbow colors until midnight - grandiose!
The most spectacular experience however was a
sail along the bottom of the falls In this way we experienced this
raging force of nature with all our senses. We heard and saw the thunderous
water masses fall down from the height and the sea spray sprinkled on our
raincoats. These were unforgettable and unimaginable impressions - one
simply must have experienced this ...
A special highlight and a Must is a visit of the Skylon Tower at the
Canadian side. It has a revolving reataurant for 276 people and the obesrvation
deck at a height of 236 metres (775 ft) from the bottom of the falls it offers
spectacular, panoramic views of the surroundings, see below.