Tuesday was a busy day for me. I started the morning with a walk around Queenston Heights, then after lunch I toured a ghost town, and then to finish off the day I headed to Niagara Falls to explore one of the worlds natural wonders.
I also had some geocaching business to take care of.
I have been to the falls many times - my first date with my wifey was partly at the falls, and we've been there many times since - but visiting the falls itself have always been a secondary activity, and I didn't get a lot of time to simple sit and take them in. So Niagara Falls seemed like a great location to end my day of wandering.
First to business. I had picked up a travel bug a few weeks ago at an event. The bug was a brass looking anchor with Niagara Falls Canada written on it (odd, since it was released in California, but who am I to judge?).
The goal of the bug is to travel to boats, light houses, and places that have monuments with anchors. Even tho it didn't mention water falls, I knew I was heading to the bugs namesake, so I figured I should take it with me. I checked the bug into the Earth Cache at the falls, and took this photo -->
My duty to the travel bug taken care off I then found the Tim Hortons and got an Ice Cappuccino (aka liquid crack for Dave), sat down beside the falls, and took in the scenery.
Once I was refreshed from my delicious beverage I moved on and went down the Niagara River a mile or so to find the most visited traditional cache in Ontario (according to the cache description) Foundations: Ghosts Of The Clifton. The description also says that the chances of meeting fellow cachers while doing this cache is high as a result.
When she got close enough and caught my eye, I showed her my GPS. She laughed and asked if I had found the cache yet. That is when I pulled the container out and showed it to her. We talked for a bit, and then they moved on. I had to wait another 5 minutes or so to replace the cache as some proper muggles came by as I was signing the log.
Eventually everything was placed back as it should be, and I headed across the street to the Hard Rock Cafe for a beer and poutine for desert. Afterwards I drove back home.
It was a wonderful end to a great day of exploring and caching. Here are some more pics from Niagara Falls.