Thursday, May 6, 2021

I HAVE NOT SEEN NIAGARA FALLS

       I am Canadian but I have never seen Niagara Falls which is 3549 km away from me. I've been to Ontario where the falls are located. I've spent 10 days in Ottawa but never got to the falls. 

      However, I'm not sad about this situation. When I was scanning slides I found photos of Alexandra and Louise falls. These falls are on the Hay River in the northwest territories. They are only a few miles apart. Louise Falls is 15 m or 48 ft.  Alexandra falls drop 32 m or 105 feet. 

Louise Falls


Alexandra Falls

Alexandra Falls

     You've never heard of these falls? They are remote so very few people have heard of them and fewer people have seen them.

     I saw these falls in Aug of 1964. I caught a ride with a friend when I was going back to Inuvik. The highway had just been opened in 1963. The falls were just off the highway. It was 4:00 Am and we'd been driving for 24 hours, what a treat to stop and see the falls. It was fairly light at that time in the morning but my slide is in poor condition. 

   It's too bad that so few people see these falls. 

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    1. Seeing them at 4;00 AM was memorable when no one else was around.

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  2. Very spectacular photos. I have seen Niagara Falls with all it's commercialism. Give me sight of your falls any day.

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    1. I have to apologize to Mr Wiki as the first two photos are Wiki

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  3. Hello,
    I love the waterfalls, beautiful photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. The first two photos are wiki. The third one is mine.

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  4. Gee, another spot to add to my bucket list? They are certainly as lovely as Niagara and more peaceful without a city all about.

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    1. And at 4 AM it's really quiet. There are campgrounds there now.

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  5. Those falls are so beautiful. I think your slides look great. I've never been to Niagara Falls either, but my parents went there on their honeymoon. That's the closest I ever got!

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    1. A confession...the first two photos come from Mr Wiki

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  6. I recently read a book about Alexander MacKenzie and his journey which mentioned the Hay River and the falls though I do not remember the context. I only remember looking up the Hay River on a map.

    I had never been to Niagara Falls nor really wanted to but found myself less than a couple miles from it on an overnight stop a couple years back. We went and saw it but I felt more like a cow being shoved down a slaughter shoot than someone enjoying the experience. I have no plans to ever go back.

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    1. Mackenzie always fascinated me and then I got to teach in Sir Alexander Mackenzie school in Inuvik.

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  7. Who needs the commercialism of Niagara when you have those falls!

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    1. You have to work much harder to get here but then it's quiet.

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  8. I'm with Graham! Your falls, set in their natural background, are much more appealing to me than Niagara Falls, which I have seen.

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    1. Yes, they drop over limestone ledges.

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  9. Those are beautiful waterfalls, Red! It is good that they are not so popular, otherwise that lovely area would be spoiled by hotels, restaurants, tour boats, buses and cars, etc.!
    I have been to Niagara Falls a couple of times and they are amazing to see but a bit scary to me!

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    1. When thee were no roads there very few people knew about these falls.

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  10. Well I live in Ontario and I’ve never been there lol, I’ve been to other falls but Niagara Falls, just viewed from television, your photos are magnificent!

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    1. Nothing like standing by these falls at 4 AM with just your two friends.

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  11. Alexandra and Louise Falls must be stunning by the look of your photos.

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    1. And I would bet they are named after two Princesses .

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  12. Nice captures of the falls. They are beautiful.

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    1. The first two photos are from wiki and the third one is mine.

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  13. I just watched a RomCom about waterfalls! They were lovely!

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  14. Beautiful. I had never heard of them.

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  15. Those falls are beautiful! I had not heard of them so I looked them up to see more pictures. I found a video of someone going down Alexandra Falls in a kayak! That is frightening!

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    1. The kayak guy didn't get much publicity as I never heard about him or else I forgot.

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  16. They look wonderful. The Falls, as we call it, are highly commercialized. I mean the town is. Everything near the fall really. Yours look perfect.

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  17. Sorry, but I've never seen those waterfalls, though I have seen Niagara.

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  18. Wow, those are amazing, and unspoiled by hotels and casinos.

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  19. These are truly wonderful falls. I've been to the Niagara Falls but remember very little about the trip.

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  20. Wow, looks great. Happy to see you scanning your slides!

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  21. Not only have I never seen them, I've never even heard of them! It's amazing to think our planet has so many wondrous places that never get much attention. I have seen Niagara Falls -- we went in spring 2011, just before we moved to London.

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  22. Such beautiful Falls! WE have just a few Falls here in Minnesota...Gooseberry Falls are very pretty along the North Shore:)

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  23. Never heard of these two falls. I think. Niagara is the most popular fall in Canada and USA

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  24. I've never heard of these falls but they look beautiful! I've been to Niagara falls a couple of times. It's quite spectacular.

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  25. I am Yorkshireish but I have seen The Niagara Falls and travelled beneath them wearing a free plastic cape aboard "The Maid of the Mist". By the way the Canadian side of the falls is much nicer than the American side.

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  26. I've seen Niagara Falls from the US and Canadian side like many people, but never seen your falls. That is so awesome that you got to see something few people get to experience. Well, actually with all your northern experience, you have so many interesting things to teach and share with us.

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  27. oh this sounds bit unbelievable as for us Asians Niagara falls have great appeal and on top of wish list :)

    thanks to your scanning that we are able to peak in some unique and beautiful moments and views of your life !
    water falls are splendid indeed !!!

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