on July 20, 2008
Where can you stand under a huge waterfall? At the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island in the middle of the Niagara River.Before you enter the tour you are given a pair of sandals, a plastic poncho and a plastic bag. The poncho will keep you dry when you are at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. The sandals will help you keep your grip on the slippery decking and the plastic bag will keep your shoes and socks dry (especially if you tie it to your belt loops and keep it under your poncho.The tour of the Cave of the Winds no longer takes you through the cave that originally gave the tour it's name. That cave collapsed many years ago. Today's tour is entered by taking an elevator through the rock to a long hallway that leads to a series of decks. These decks are replaced every year since the water and tred of tourist feet make them unsafe by the following year.The Hurricane Deck is the one where you can actually stand under the pounding water of Bridal Veil Falls. Be sure to have someone take your photo so that you have proof of your insaneness. This was the BEST of the tours in the area. It gave me the total experience of the power of the water without the having the associated danger.
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