Watery Wednesday # 52: White Water

White Water Walk, Niagara Falls, Ontario.  August 29, 2009.

White Water Walk, Niagara Falls, Ontario. August 29, 2002.

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While we were in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Betsy and I were fascinated by both the American and Canadian Falls.  But there are many more watery scenes to enjoy.  The picture above was taken at White Water Walk, an observation deck 230 feet down in the gorge below the falls.  The stretch of the Niagara River here is known as Whirlpool Rapids.  It is a Class 6 white water rapid with water moving at about 30 mph.

Needless to say, I was delighted to be on firm ground when I took this picture.

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18 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 52: White Water”

  1. Susie Says:

    That water is beautiful! I can’t believe it’s traveling 30 mph. Wow! That’s scary!

  2. Tricia Says:

    Can’t get anymore WATERY than Niagara Falls – That’s WATERY!

  3. busy bee suz Says:

    This is great. You can get a feel of it’s power in this shot.

    are you sure it was august 29, 2009 though? That was last week, right?

  4. Karen Says:

    The water is such a pretty aqua color!! Love the shot!

  5. MaryBeth Says:

    I like the water when it is all churning like that. Of course I don’t want to be in it when it does that. Firm ground—YES. MB

  6. Cheryl Says:

    Amazing shot. The water looks so pretty.

  7. Valkyrien Says:

    In Norway we would say the white and aqua color is meltwater from a glacier. But that is in Norway! Great shot with lot of action! I wish I could see Niagara falls some day…..
    Thank you for you nice visits!

  8. imac Says:

    A place I would love to go to.

  9. Tina Says:

    Yikes, a class 6..I think I might try a 1 or2, if I was about 10 years younger and knew someone who had a raft… but, for now, I would definitely be standing along side this white water and admiring all that force Mother Nature can whip up!!

  10. Tammie Says:

    George, this is gorgeous! Love the movement and color of the water!

  11. Eileen Says:

    Now, that is really watery. Niagara Falls is a great place.

  12. J Bar Says:

    Looks rough.

  13. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    Delightful photo!

  14. pat Says:

    Great action shot! I’ve always wanted to visit the falls. We haven’t traveled to the northeast with the trailer yet.

  15. fishing guy Says:

    George: Very nice capture of the active waves.

  16. Carletta Says:

    Wow George, this is beautiful! Looks so refreshing!

  17. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    Wonderful watery action shot! Methinks MY white water rafting days are over ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Niagara Attractions Says:

    Thanks for great mention of our Niagara Falls – I added your link to our twitter! .. http://twitter.com/OnlineNiagara ~ peace

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