Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canadian Trip Day 16 - Woodstock, Cherry Picking, Apple Farm, Welland Canals, Vineyard & Niagara Falls

I woke up early in the morning, took out Tami's bike from the garage and off I went roaming for nearly 20 kilometres before we went out visiting with Tami.
Basically the road system is of grid plan and everywhere looks alike without much of landmarks for easy identification.
After a quick bite at Tim Hortons Tami set off to Woodstock, Ontario. Woodstock is a small historical city with a population of nearly 40,000 people situated at the southwestern of Ontario and about 128km from Toronto.
Tami bought a bouquet of sunflowers for Wilma from the main road of Woodstock she was expecting visitors from Malaysia and that is her playful dog, Shelby. We love her home made cookies.
Her home is more than a century old and she still maintains her house just as its original state. What a lovely home to live in.
It is cherry season, Tami took us to a cherry farm for an experience of cherry picking. There were lots of visitors swarming the orchard for an own picking of the sweet cherries.
A close up of the cherries.
Welland Canal is a ship canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
Welland Canal was originally built in 1829 and since then it has been rebuilt 4 times. There were many reports of sabotaging and accidents at this canal. The canal is closed during winter time and reopen during the spring when the water is back to good and safe.
On our way to Niagara Falls there were many promotions of Canadian wines we dropped by at two vineyards and came out with two bottles of classic ice wine.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a small classic town with a population of less than 20,000 people such a beautiful town nicknamed as the Loveliest Town in Canada. Unfortunately we cannot afford to spend time in it but just passing by.
So near yet so far USA is just across the bridge what a pity some of us do not have US Visas to enter the border.
Our first feel of Niagara Falls from a duty free shop, the amazing sound and view of one of the natural wonders of the world.
The famous Horseshoe Falls.
The American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls.
We opted for a boat ride instead of a walk through tour of Niagara Falls. It is called the Hornblower Niagara Cruise.
The boat took us as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge journeyed past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.
What a spectacular experience of a lifetime
Prospect Point Park observation tower from the US side built for a better view of the falls.
Goodbye Niagara Falls you are truly amazing and we shall remember you.

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