Yesterday was the day to explore the area that puts the word Falls in Niagara Falls.
I hope that if I lived here, I would never take them for granted, yet unless you work in that area, it is not that easy to fit in regular visits. But yesterday was the day. A route was kind of mapped out, activities sort of planned, but a lot depended on how the weather was going to be.
It was a misty morning, with some promise of sun later on in the day. My main aim for the day was to just enjoy the Falls as a spectacular nature show. No hype, little tourism stuff, and with the exception of one extravaganza not much money spent. I love walking, so on with the walking gear and off we go!
The first point of interest was the battlefield memorial site at Lundy’s Lane.
In commemaration of the 1814 battle of the Anglo-American war of 1812. It actually closed as a stalemate as both sides were unable to continue due to lack of reserves, however it allegedly was a strategical victory for Britain. However it was recorded to be one of the bloodiest battles, with fighting taking place in almost hand to hand contact and unorganised skirmishes. Point to ponder why is the memorial site artistically beautiful when war is ugly?
Further down Lundy’s Lane I had the first glimpse of the famous revolving tower restaurant, a landmark of the Falls since 1965.
One misty morning views of the falls
Deep calls to deep
at the thunder of your cataracts;
all your waves and your billows
have gone over me.
8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
Psalm 42: 7-8
Join me in more adventures hopefully when the sun comes out. Here’s praying that The Son shines in your soul today.