I usually try to avoid posting loads of personal photos that would be boring to other people. But today, I just can't resist. These are some (of 176) photos from my first visit to Niagara Falls with some very good friends.
I am normally very able to express how I feel, particularly when I'm excited or happy. I get giddy and chatty, very smiley, and simply cannot contain myself. That's how I was for the 2 hour car journey! But as soon as I climbed out of sticky hot car and caught sight of this, I got very quiet. That never happens.
I got beyond the point of excitement. I was surrounded by awestruck tourists, I could smell salt water and cotton candy, the sound of the water gushing was so powerful, and the mist from the falls gave welcome relief from the scorching sun. I stared at the Falls in silence, and my poor Canadian friends were so confused. I seemed almost unimpressed, bored even. I was so overwhelmed by it all, that it was impossible for me to express it.
The 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour brought us right up to the waterfall, making the experience even more memorable and wonderful.
So, I have come to the conclusion that I must either get married near Niagara Falls, or come back for my honeymoon...
And I am going to sell this last photo to a postcard company. ;)