Niagara Falls

I spent last week in Niagara at the International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress. We arrived pretty late at night and looking out of my hotel window at some unearthly hour in the morning I could see a huge dinosaur, a ferris wheel and a steaming volcano; I thought I was in Las Vegas. Thankfully when Sunday dawned, the view from my window made it clear that I was definitely in Niagara Falls.

Falls from my hotel window

The week was filled pretty much with work non-stop. We were either working on the BGS stand showing off our 3D geological modelling software, meeting with colleagues, attending sessions or networking.

Working!

Nevertheless we found the time to take in the sights, both by day…

Falls from the top

and by night…

Niagara by night

We even got the opportunity to go on a day trip to see both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The picture is at Lake Erie, where we were told about the water quality problems in the lake.

Day trip to Lake Erie and Lake Ontario (Photo courtesy of Mr. Kessler)

As you can imagine, we found time to have fun too and on the Thursday night we had a buffet supper in a restaurant overlooking the falls.

Abi and I