Doesn’t that picture look photo-shopped? I look like I’m standing in front of a green screen that’s then had the Niagara Falls projected onto it. But nope, that is really me, standing on The Maid of the Mist, getting pelted with freezing cold hail stones from Niagara Falls.
The boat isn’t the most comfortable place from which to view the falls – the hail stones might have tipped you off about that. It doesn’t give you the best view of the falls – in fact once you get anywhere near them you can barely even see your own hands because the mist is so thick. But there is something impressive about knowing you’re at the bottom of one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.