It was a whirlwind tour, but we are back home and tonight I get to sleep in my own bed. There is something special about that and no matter where you’ve slept while gone or how comfortable the sleep was, laying down in your own bed always feels right.
It was a big day today. After waking up in Niagara Falls, Vahida and I ventured around and saw the sights before jumping into the car and heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake for some more sightseeing. The historic town has a lot of great sights and shops, and the drive around the vineyards is beautiful. We did a lot of walking, and my pedometer hit 17,000 steps – which is a new record for recent years and one I can’t see breaking soon. I think my old record (when I was on the road to being fit) was 22,000 – but that was just silly.
On the way to Niagara, I saw this old ship that I had forgotten about. I have never tried to get close to it but knew that today on the way home I had to. Turns out it wasn’t that hard. It was interesting though, because since it is in a bay, the water around it was all frozen – so much so that there were plenty of people ice fishing and walking around. I took the opportunity to walk close to it and grab some shots. It is a subject that I wanted to capture, and I know I want to get back there when there is a clear sky and the sun is rising.
This was taken on my Canon 7D with the 24-70mm F4 L lens at 1/100 of a second at F4 with an ISO of 100. It was an overcast day and sunset was about 45 minutes away.