Ontario, Canada – Day 4

After an adventurous day and night and a nice dry bed, I woke up to pure fog. I could barely see a thing outside, and I was really hoping it would burn off quickly. Since I didn’t get a chance to check out the New York side (had I stayed over there yesterday, I would have been stuck there til about 10 pm, when the bridge was finally opened again), I made my way back across the bridge (with passport in tow this time) and meandered all around Niagara Falls State Park and Goat Island. It was cool to view the falls from the top, even though it would have been cooler if there wasn’t a blanket of fog all over. I did go up in the New York State Observation Tower in Prospect Point Park for some dramatic views of the falls, but decided to wait for the Maid of the Mist boat ride when I got back to the Canada side. Which is the first thing I did when I came back across the border, as I donned the blue raincoat for the boat trip into the falls.

The foggy conditions made for a unique and wet experience, and I thought for sure my old camera was going to bite the dust from the constant showering it was getting from the falls. By the time I got off the boat, the sun was starting to peak through and I went on the Journey Behind the Falls, where you walk out on a deck in another raincoat and get wet some more as you’re up close next to the falls.

I then started to make my way north where I went to visit Fort George in Niagrara-On-the-Lake. A replica of the fort from the War of 1812, I truly enjoyed learning about the history of the war and particularly here in Canada, as what little I knew about the war was only from the US side. I then stopped to view some more lighthouses just up the road along the Niagara River before checking out the two lights at Port Dalhousie. I then started driving up north back towards Toronto, where i viewed the dual lights in Burlington before getting in a round of golf at the beautiful course at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. I still managed to get a bit wet but nothing like my first two days of golf. I then checked in at the Creekside Bed and Breakfast in Burlington, and drove to the historic downtown waterfront section for a nice walk along the lake and a tasty Thai dinner at Siam Dish.

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