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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Niagra falls in Winter

Niagra-Winter by allistair
Pecos Wilderness Trail a photo by allistair on Flickr.

My uncle Peter, who had worked for many years as a French literature professor at the University of Toronto, had his 65th birthday a few years ago and my parents and I went there to visit. As a side excursion, we journeyed to see the Niagra falls, which are not too far from Toronto. It was winter, giving the falls a unique look, since much of the vapor thrown up by the falling water creates various ice formations around the falls, for example on the railing around the walkways near the falls. And that vapor also creates a much more opaque cloud around the falls than can be seen in summer. Afterwards, we stopped at a few wineries on the Niagra Penninsula, since my mother'd had read that they the specialized in ice wine, which none of us had ever tried before. The whole trip was a real treat, including the falls, the wineries and time spent with my uncle.

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