1 May 2008 – Ethnic towns & Niagara Falls
Tue- Happy Bday Stanley, my grand-nephew in SIN on this chilly but clear blue sky day. Eyes and nose are watery, not due to emotions but to my nemesis. No hypothetical Red-Dwarf or Star-Trek but the birch tree. Used to think that I was having a cold every spring in Norway until I needed an inhaler to breath. How ironic that one of my favourite trees has this effect on me! Visited Greek & Korea town. In India town behind the Glen Rhodes United Church, there is an unique statue in a driveway with hand prints dedicated against abuse.
Wed- Happy Bday John, my HKG friend. Niagara Falls (1hr+ drive from Toronto), one of the most spectacular wonders of the world is an Iroquois word meaning Thunder of Waves connected by 3 bridges to Canada/Ontario & USA/New York with 200 millions visitors to present date. Words will not do justice for this wonder. Being there is the only way to see and feel the grandeur of this waterfall with the brilliant colours of the rainbows on this clear day. The never ending love story… 🙂
Lakeshore Road parallel to the lake leading to Niagara on the Lake (a very attractive community) is lined with wineries. Inniskillin known for it’s Icewine was the one we visited. Would like to walk or cycle this 20km stretch someday. A charming mini chapel reminded me of a similar one in the US state of Washington near Leavenworth.
True love stories never have endings – Richard Bach
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Birch trees, Niagara Falls, Icewine… I should be heading that way real soon!