This Is As Close As We Got

The spray from the Canadian Falls at Niagara as seen from Three Sisters Island, New York.  September 10, 2011.

The spray from the Canadian Falls at Niagara as seen from Three Sisters Island, New York. September 10, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

When Betsy and I visited my daughter Kelly and her husband in Buffalo last month, this is as close to Niagara Falls as we got.  The spray in the picture above is from the Canadian (Horseshoe) Falls.  The picture itself was taken upriver from the falls on a footbridge on Three Sisters Island.

There were all kinds of activities going on around the main entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, so we did not attempt to get to the American falls.  Instead we drove onto Goat Island in the Niagara Rivers and walked to Three Sisters Islands.  Three Sisters is land donated to the state by a man who had three daughters.

We had not been to Three Sisters before this trip, and thoroughly enjoyed our walk to the islands and the up-close views we got of the river as it rushed toward the Canadian Falls.  I’m sure there will be more pictures in the days ahead.

The Niagara River, Niagara Falls and Three Sisters Island. (Image from Google Earth).

This picture, taken from Google Earth, shows the location of Three Sisters relative to both the American and the Canadian Falls.

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10 Responses to “This Is As Close As We Got”

  1. Sandra Says:

    cool shot, George, i like the splash in front of the tall buildings

  2. Karin Says:

    That is a beautiful area! Great photo George – like the spray! Thanks for the Google earth shot too!

  3. ladyfi Says:

    That first shot is a stunner!

  4. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Niagara Falls is an amazing place!

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Terrific capture, George! I, too, love the spray in front of the buildings! Great composition! I’ve always wanted to see the falls! Hope you have a good day and a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The spray actually looks like smoke from a fire. It reminds me of that old song “Smoke On The Water”, remember that one? I have never heard of Three Sisters Island, I know I will enjoy the pictures, i love learning new things.

  7. Maple Lane Says:

    I visited there way back in the 70’s. Love your photo!

  8. sartenada Says:

    Sigh. Your beautiful photo brings to my mind lovely memories from the April in 1992. Sigh again.

  9. Neal Says:

    That is one place that I want to go that I’ve never been to. The pictures are beautiful and makes me want to go even more.

  10. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    I love your capture and the arial view too!!!

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