Niagara Falls!

By: Ylee , 5:50 AM GMT on April 03, 2014

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Niagara Falls is one of the best well known and iconic wonders of North America. Straddling the international boundary between Canada and the United States, it is serves as the transition from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Created after the last Ice Age, the newly formed Niagara River dug out softer shales around the harder limestones, creating the falls. It has been estimated that the falls have retreated 6.8 miles so far, and scientists predict that in 50,000 years, the falls will have retreated all the way back to Lake Erie, thereby ceasing to exist.



The Falls are actually three separate falls. On the Canadian side, there is Horseshoe Falls, so named because of its U shape. At about a half mile wide, and 173 feet deep, it is the largest of the three. Separating Horseshoe from the other two is Goat Island, a very popular destination for tourists. The falls on the American side consist of (naturally!)the American Falls, and separated by tiny Luna Island, Bridal Veil Falls. The American Falls is 1,060 feet wide with a depth of 100 feet, and Bridal Veil Falls is only 56 feet wide, with a depth of 78 feet. Combined, the three waterfalls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with an average flow rate of 4,000,000 cubic feet per minute, and peaking at more than 6,000,000 cubic feet/min.



Niagara Falls has long been the destination of honeymooners, and thrill-seekers. Several have gone over the falls in barrels, some of them surviving the ordeal, some not. Others strung a tightrope across the gorge, walking across.



Many millions visit the Falls from both sides every year, and largely support the economies of both Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Ontario.



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165. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:27 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
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164. Ylee
2:02 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
Good morning! I have a new blog to create! Won't be around too much until I get it done!

Snake, I was hoping you would catch that! :' )
An Alien alpaca would make a good mascot on the Ark, wouldn't you think? :' )

That's a nice shot of the woodpecker, WW! Glad someone's out enjoying nature; work has been extremely busy ever since my vacation, and the only walking I have done is back and forth from the parking lot to my department! :(

Be back in a few hours with the new blog!
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163. WeatherWise
1:50 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
Hope you are having a beautiful week and spotting many birds on your daily walks. I have had a most exciting time this week - spotting the Red-Headed Woodpecker with my granddaughters. It's been a Happy Birding Week - a self declared holiday to celebrate. I have posted several shots on WU and even received ACs on two.



Happy Birding Week!





I think this woodpecker at Pickwick Landing State Patk, TN perhaps likes us as it has come down to us on each visit. Perhaps it is our food we are feeding the ducks or the fact we stay close by all morning or afternoon when we go.
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162. RTLSNK
10:57 AM GMT on April 24, 2014
Uh Oh, one of the Alpacas has glowing eyes.
I think he's an Alien. :))
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161. RTLSNK
10:56 AM GMT on April 24, 2014
Quoting Ylee:
Good afternoon! I have been busy lining up cams for the next blog, and I'm happy to say I have them all! New blog tomorrow! that'll leave me both nights to work on Ch. #3, and that should give me plenty of time to finish it!

Very nice day today, after a cool morning; made it up to the mid-60s, I think!

Happy Wednesday(Almost Thursday!), Sandi! It's been a busy, but productive week so far! Hopefully, it'll stay that way for the next three shifts!

Briar, Glitchy2 can go anywhere or see anything that's not banned by IT. Any social media(facebook, twitter, ect.), photo or video sharing(photobucket, flickr, ustream, parts of youtube), and a host of other sites(Alcohol, gambling, porn, profanity, job seeking(really?) are all banned. "mil" and "gov" on photobucket and other sites are loopholes.Curiously, Wordpress offers most of these, and I have full access to it! :' )

I think I saw someone at Papa Fernandez, but I can't remember any details!

Oz, I'd like to go to ireland someday, preferably when it's 100F here! ;' )

Hi, cal! There's plenty of food out there now, so deer at the feeder are hit-and-miss! You were lucky!

All the monkeys, Snake? Does that mean, Shep, Pott, and Swampy were in there too? :' )

ycd, the lines you see on the Papa Fernandez cam are reflections on the window!

GG, I wonedr if Roxie would think an alpaca is kin? :' )

On NUWU2, my smiley looks like Frankenstein, IMO! :' )

Time to go home! Be back tomorrow!


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160. Ylee
11:45 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Good afternoon! I have been busy lining up cams for the next blog, and I'm happy to say I have them all! New blog tomorrow! that'll leave me both nights to work on Ch. #3, and that should give me plenty of time to finish it!

Very nice day today, after a cool morning; made it up to the mid-60s, I think!

Happy Wednesday(Almost Thursday!), Sandi! It's been a busy, but productive week so far! Hopefully, it'll stay that way for the next three shifts!

Briar, Glitchy2 can go anywhere or see anything that's not banned by IT. Any social media(facebook, twitter, ect.), photo or video sharing(photobucket, flickr, ustream, parts of youtube), and a host of other sites(Alcohol, gambling, porn, profanity, job seeking(really?) are all banned. "mil" and "gov" on photobucket and other sites are loopholes.Curiously, Wordpress offers most of these, and I have full access to it! :' )

I think I saw someone at Papa Fernandez, but I can't remember any details!

Oz, I'd like to go to ireland someday, preferably when it's 100F here! ;' )

Hi, cal! There's plenty of food out there now, so deer at the feeder are hit-and-miss! You were lucky!

All the monkeys, Snake? Does that mean, Shep, Pott, and Swampy were in there too? :' )

ycd, the lines you see on the Papa Fernandez cam are reflections on the window!

GG, I wonedr if Roxie would think an alpaca is kin? :' )

On NUWU2, my smiley looks like Frankenstein, IMO! :' )

Time to go home! Be back tomorrow!
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159. GardenGrrl
9:27 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Hey when the Alpacas show up I love that came. They are really cute. Look like corgis with long necks and legs.
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158. ycd0108
7:17 PM GMT on April 23, 2014

What are those parallel lines in the sky on Papa Fernandez?

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157. sandiquiz
2:31 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Monkeys, Alpaca, Squirrels and REALLY high spray at the falls at this moment!

Happy Wednesday :)
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156. RTLSNK
11:56 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Just saw all the deer! And monkeys in the hot tub too. :))
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155. calpoppy
11:49 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
7 deer at the feeder, more then I have seen in awhile!

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154. ozgalah
11:24 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Hi Ylee quick flick by as H is home and lots of jobs to get done! Yes I would consider Ireland, no snakes and beautiful scenery would suit me fine.....not sure I could cope with the rain and cold anymore though!
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153. BriarCraft
11:13 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Busy week this week! I have to finish Ch.#3, then make up a new blog, and I have three days and two nights to get it done!

Here's to a calm week at the shop, with everything running smoothly enough that work doesn't get in the way of progress.

Knowing that you can't see photos or graphics unless they have "gov" or "mil" in the URL, how do you get along with WP? Does that require you to be on the Glitchomatic?



Does anybody ever wander by Gonzaga Bay or sit in that gazebo? It looks like such a pleasant place, but no matter when I drop by here, I never see a soul. Have any of WU seen a person at Gonzaga Bay? Just WUndering...
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152. sandiquiz
6:35 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Hi Ylee,
Lovely sunset in Oslo, lighting up the edges of the boats in the harbour:)

Hope the week goes well...
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151. Ylee
3:16 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Good morning! After a drizzly night, it's clearing off! Temps are supposed to be around 70 today.

Niagara Falls is a foggy, misty mess! Three alpacas, and a partly cloudy afternoon in Milos!

Busy week this week! I have to finish Ch.#3, then make up a new blog, and I have three days and two nights to get it done!

Hi, Tony! Good to see you're able to get out withoutworrying about snow and ice! The warmth feels good, too, I'll bet!

Hi, Snake! I believe I've seen that little feller on Rob's blog! It would be nice to find an owl cam that I could put on here!

Mornin', Todd!

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150. toddluck
3:02 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Morning
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149. RTLSNK
10:51 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
No monkeys, no alpacas, no fat rascals.
Did find this little cutie on the internet:

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148. plapman
12:21 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Good evening Ylee.
The snow is finally melting on the prairie.
it sure is nice to go on my daily walk without a heavy coat and boots.
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147. Ylee
11:09 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
Hi, GG!
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146. Ylee
11:08 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
I made a lot of progress on Ch.#3, but I still didn't get done! :( Maybe I'll get done on Tuesday!

Wab, I guess I missed the boat! The little boat has returned to Milos, I believe!

Sandi, I think you're right about the gravel! It looks better, don't you think?

Almost time to go home! Be back tomorrow!
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145. GardenGrrl
10:02 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
Good Morning. I spy an alpaca!
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144. sandiquiz
8:05 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
Morning to you... Glad you managed to get on well with your Chapter 3.
Dull and grey in Milos this morning. Did you see someone raking the sand a week or so ago? Well, when you look at the image in full size, it looks like they have put gravel around the area under the trees, so that the cars can park easier than on the sand.... At least that's what it looks like to me.

More fat rascals at the feeder:-)
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143. whitewabit (Mod)
1:54 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
hey .. see a boat out on Gonzaga Bay .. first time I've seen any activity on it ..

Airlie Beach looks like the place to be about 80 down there ..

Got up to 79 up here today .. spent the day outside getting a little sun .. face a bit red this evening !!



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142. Ylee
1:43 AM GMT on April 21, 2014
Good evening! Hope everyone had a nice Easter! Tonight's my last night shift; I'll be back at my regular gig Tuesday morning!

Cams look OK; nice clear morning at Khalifa City! After I get Ch.#3 done, I'll work on a new blog. Hopefully, I'll get that one posted by the weekend!

Skye, Linda, Tony, thank you for your Easter wishes!
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141. plapman
3:39 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
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140. Thoughtsteader
1:30 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter to you, Ylee! I don't think a cam would do for this, but a time lapse might be cool!

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139. Skyepony (Mod)
12:37 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
Kind of wishing I had a webcam for these guys..

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138. Ylee
11:32 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Made a lot of progress on Ch.#3! I just might be able to finish it tonight!

Happy Easter, WTS, and GG! I don't have access to my usual graphics places, so I'll just have to say Happy Easter to everyone else!

Be back tonight!
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137. GardenGrrl
10:02 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter Ylee!
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136. WatchinTheSky
3:40 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter Ylee and all!
That's pretty fancy, that Word 2003 ;) 'Course, all of our sales pcs are running xp since our legacy front office software does not run well on anything newer. Can you say 'recipe for problems' :P
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135. Ylee
12:52 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter, Pros, cal, and BF! Won't be on the blogs much the next two nights, as I concentrate on Ch. #3!

Not on my regular job tonight, or tomorrow night. It does have a computer with MS Word, vintage 2003, so I can write. No Glitch mode, so I can only see the WU cams, plus Milos.

An odd thing: IE 6, which is the only browser this computer has(It's running Windows 2000), shows WU as the previous version! Of course, it's so slow, I switched over to Classic!
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134. Barefootontherocks
5:17 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Neat, the large view of Niagra Falls. Had no idea what Niagra Falls really looks like.

Just dropping in to wish you and yours
Easter Peace...
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133. calpoppy
5:02 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Happy Easter, Ylee and family!!!!
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132. Proserpina
1:07 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Easter 2014 @Maria photo PicMonkeyCollageEaster2_zps7ce90ddc.jpg

Wishing you a blessed, joyous and peaceful Easter.

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon
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131. Ylee
11:16 AM GMT on April 19, 2014
Made good progress on Ch#3. Maybe done by Monday morning? We'll see!

Hi, Sandi! I have to work both Saturday night, and Sunday night.

Everybody take care; I'll be back tonight!
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130. sandiquiz
10:26 AM GMT on April 19, 2014
Lots of folk enjoying the sun at the Easter Market in Bruges.
I thought there were not many folks on the Sandfish cam..... then realised it was 95 f and rising!

Happy Easter Saturday to you Ylee. Do yo have to work tomorrow?
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129. Ylee
10:16 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Good afternoon! Came in early today! It's almost too nice to do anything but sit in a lounge chair and enjoy, but that don't pay the bills, lol!

Cams look OK; things are pretty quiet, save for one alpaca!

Hi, Reno! I know for a fact my wife didn't set her sights that high, lol!

A feeder cam by itsef can be done pretty cheap, but if you add streaming, that could rack up some $$$, GG!

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128. GardenGrrl
4:41 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Good Morning, not much on the cams but my bird feeder is busy. Maybe should see about a feeder cam. Wonder how much it would cost to do that? Especially a live stream.

Will try to box up a muse or two to keep your eyes open and send them your way.
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127. RenoSoHill
1:56 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Mrs Murphy says, "Don't waste time searching for the perfect man : if you should find him, he'll likely be looking for the perfect woman."
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126. Ylee
11:46 AM GMT on April 18, 2014
A lot of pretty clouds in Europe today, and a ghost alpaca! :' )

Made some progress on Ch. #3; my main nemesis was droopy eyelids! ;' )

WTS, the old Selectric has a new ribbon, and is purring like a kitten! ;' )

Sandi, how do you know they are rascals? They may be raccons of distinction, lol!

Time to go home! Be back tonight!

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125. sandiquiz
7:43 AM GMT on April 18, 2014
A beautiful day in Oslo, with a large ferry arriving. Glorious morning in Milos, three fat rascals at the feeder and it is pouring with rain in Singapore!

Happy night-shift-writing!
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124. WatchinTheSky
2:19 AM GMT on April 18, 2014
Evening Ylee. Make sure there is plenty of ink on the ribbon, don't want the last few words to fade out ;)

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123. Ylee
1:59 AM GMT on April 18, 2014
Good evening! Absolutely gorgeous day here, temps topped out at about 70 degrees! Put a dent in my todo list!

Cams are pretty quiet; lots of tourists at the snow monkey cam, and one coon! Plenty of folks enjoying the weather at Airlie Beach!

Doing a quick lurk through the blogs; since I'll be working the next four nights, I'm going to dedicate most of my time on Chapter 3!

Hey, Trauma, long time no see! Hope you're doing OK!
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122. traumaboyy
7:41 AM GMT on April 17, 2014
Bunch of deer and one fat coon in the middle!!! Good morning Gang!!

Good rainy morning Milos!!
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121. Ylee
11:51 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Looks like someone set out a pot with a cactus at the Papa Fernandez cam! Nice day in Airlie Beach1 Two alpacas, and squirrels!

ycd, I'll have to check out Huck, ancd see if there's any resemblance! :' )

Oz, have you ever considered moving to Ireland? :' )

Thanks, cal, for the alpaca vs. llama info! I need to get my garden started soon, at least in the next couple of weeks!

Time to go home! Be back tomorrow night!
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120. calpoppy
11:03 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Alpacas are a lot nicer then Llamas!! Llamas can be real mean! Alpacas are smaller and cuter! Plus they have great hair for yarn! Ylee, somewhere on here you had asked if they still used the Alpacas or Llamas for pack animals in the Sierra Nevada, as far as I know they still do.

Been busy, just gone 5 days and there is a ton of stuff that needs to be done! I see your weather has improved, I hope it remains spring for you. I feel like we are going to have an early summer. Trying to get all the trees well mulched so they don't go through so much water.

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119. ozgalah
10:51 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Hi Ylee, we have been here nearly 11 years and this has been the worst snake season, I always knew there must be some in the garden but we have SEEN several this year which is scary, I would certainly love to not have any snakes! H starts ten days leave tomorrow and hoping to get areas of the garden cleared so it is easier to see what is around!
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118. ycd0108
7:57 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
One Alpaca bum just now.
Huckleberry photo goin' up on my blog next.
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117. Ylee
7:49 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Cams are kinda dead right now......

Hi, Sandi! WU locked up on me yesterday, and I triple posted! Don't know if that had to do with the newest version, or not!

Hi, Alley! Glad you got to see the alpacas! Llamas and alpacas are related, and I can't tell them apart from here, but the Lone Juniper Ranch calls it the alpaca cam, so there you go! :' )
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116. Alleyoops
6:00 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Here it is 1:56 PM and I have Llamas at the watering trough......Yeah. Nice beasties. A few squirrels at TroyLeslies but not much at the rest of the sites other than the usual. Warming up slowly, lots of sunshine for a Wed afternoon but tomorrow is the bonus day with temps going up into the low 60s....oh ya. Just what these old bones need.

Have a wonderful day Ylee. Try to stay out of mischief...LOL
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115. sandiquiz
4:32 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Sorry, it double posted! :-(
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