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A winter trip to Niagara Falls with our Editor, Clare Francis
Our Site Editor, Clare Francis has just spent her New Year’s break visiting Niagara Falls and took some stunning images of Canada’s most recognised natural phenomenon. Clare crossed the US/Canadian border several times and visited all three falls; Bridal Veil, Canadian Horseshoe and the American Falls during her stay. As you’ll see from her pictures, the volume of water crashing over the brink is mindblowing – the Horseshoe Falls have 2.2m litres of water tumbling over every second. The Niagara River then flows on into America’s Great Lakes, which constitutes 20% of the earth’s freshwater, most of which flows over Niagara’s Falls!
While the majority of tourists visit Niagara’s spectacular cascade in the summer months, Niagara Falls in December had a unique appeal. True, it was freezing cold but the crispness of the air and the winter hues eminating from the spray were amazing. Apparently during a super cold snap, parts of the falls can actually freeze!