The Beautiful Lower Niagara River, Part II

July 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Continued from Part I.

On this wonderful hot and humid summer day, even at eight in the morning, let's finish our exploration of a cooler place. This is the second and final part of the fall expedition to the Lower Niagara Rapids, a place I love every time I visit. 

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Here we are a bit further up the river by the second set of white water rapids. It is like a boiling pot with water bubbling all around. And it's a full audio-visual experience too. And something about it is very relaxing. Especially with a camera in hand I can sit in one place for long periods of time watching the action and trying to catch it at its peak.

Wild! Lower Niagara River White Water Rapids in the FallWild, Wild, Wild!The spectacular white water rapids of the Lower Niagara River with the last hints of fall in the background. Standing on the shore, watching the water repeatedly rise and crash, and hearing the roar makes one really appreciate the awesome power of water.

In the next photo we are at the very end of the trail. The true end where the trail disappears in the river. The end one can't officially go to any more, and it's just a few years when that changed. It's changes like this that really make me like the good old days when liability was not such an issue or maybe when people had more common sense and were not stupid causing trail closures and tall metal fences everywhere. Yes, it is a sore topic for me as it robs us all of having unobstructed access and view of many natural wonders.

The photograph was captured shortly after the water level was lowered by diverting more through the power plant for the winter season. That exposed many of the previously submerged rocks with their still lush green moss. Oh, yes, and the Whirlpool Railroad Bridge for a nice architectural background.

Whirlpool Rapids Railroad Bridge over the Niagara RiverWhirlpool Rapids Railroad BridgeNiagara River definitely provided an opportunity to build some wonderful bridges for both automobile and train traffic. Here's the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge as seen from the gorge below after the water flow has been reduced by diverting more water to the power plant for the winter season.

And to close? I will share a little bit of the action with you in a moving picture. It has sound so you may want to mute if you are somewhere where that might be an issue.

The Power of Lower NiagaraStanding on the shore, watching the water repeatedly rise and crash, and hearing the roar makes one really appreciate the awesome power of water. Those are the spectacular white water rapids of the Lower Niagara River.

Enjoy The Beauty That Surrounds You! #etbtsy

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