From Stuff (New Zealand):
With all the rules in life – chew with your mouth closed, don’t talk to strangers, look both ways before you cross the street – there’s another that should probably be added to the list: don’t propose to your girlfriend while 170 million litres of water a minute is hurtling over a 52m precipice next to you.
I can see why the young German backpacker thought it might be a good idea: get down on bended knee as the catamaran approaches Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls and his beloved will be so overawed by the majesty of the spectacle, she’ll have to say yes.
But when you get this close to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it’s a little like being in the spin cycle of a washing machine.
From the Sunday Times (UK):
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Go here: The king of Canadian spectacles, Niagara is a terrifying spectacle. (It’s actually not one but three falls, clustered around the Niagara Gorge; the two smaller cataracts are in the US, but the biggest, Horseshoe, is in Canada, and a roaring giant, 900m wide.)
Someone with their own blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including pictures):
The people who manage the Niagara Falls area do a magnificent job of playing up the natural beauty of the area. This is especially true at night, when the falls are lit up in a dazzling array of colors.
At first, when Holly mentioned that the falls were lit at night, I was a bit skeptical. Again, I’m one who appreciates natural, unspoiled beauty; I suppose you could call me a minimalist. As the sun began to set, and we made our way over to dinner, I saw the first bit of lighting, and realized that, when done properly, a human addition to a natural spectacle could actually work out wel