More beautiful pictures of this same place I previously posted about.

niagara_falls_tailrace.jpg

the Vanishing Point

I've never felt deeper and more completely embraced by the earth around me than I did when I got the chance to enter the tailrace and push through rising waters to stand in Niagara's secret mists. The specifics of how we did it are best left unreported -- those with sufficient ability and experience to do what my expert acquaintances did for us would have already (the plant is now being renovated by the Niagara Parks Commission, as a result of which the wheelpit is on the verge of becoming completely inaccessible).

Lying below a river that will relentlessly tear into the bedrock until all has been obliterated from Queenston to Erie, this tunnel thirty-three feet in diameter is imprinted into my being forever. A swirling army of red brick millions strong, the eye of a petrified hurricane leading us right into the centre of the stalled but fighting storm that is Niagara Falls. Standing in its back-blast, in a place far deeper and darker than any middling storm sewer, I breathed and drank from the fount of the universe and swam closer to its centre than I ever will again.


Related Entries
  • Missing teen sailor found safe

    Just starting sailing season here, so this is some good news for the 16 year-old solo sailor. Her parents must have been going crazy. While...

  • Michael Walchuk: The Second Chance Kid

    It's not often you see two guys you know on the front page of the newspaper. Apparently, Michael Walchuk is fighting tomorrow, and he's got...

  • Friday Boot to the Head

    Classic Frantics - Last Will and Temperment YouTube - The Frantics - Last Will and Temperment...

  • Sailing the Caribbean, the Frugal Way

    Fantastically cheap way to sail in the Caribbean. I think I found a way to use up those vacation days this year. We were not,...

  • Kava in Kona

    .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }...


Mailing List Signup

What? There's a mailing list? Sign up for the Mailing List

About Me

I suppose if you've been reading my site for any length of time, you're probably curious to know who I am, and why I think people will read my blog. Online, I'm known as Zuckervati, mostly because it's easy...
» More ...

Follow Me on Twitter


Recent Entries

Tag Cloud

politik / film / video / skeptic / cewl / techno / humour / haxors / nosh / can-con / gaming / religion / weird / sex / funny / eco / music / stupid / photos / cocktails / George Bush / blogosphere / flickr / travel / evolution / politics / creationism / creationist / mobile / awful / photography / Star Wars / awesome / geek / bartending / coffee / drinking / mixology / alcohol / liquor / bartender / cocktail recipe / cats / food / Savoy Cocktail Book / science / Lovecraft / parody / books / Cthulhu / articles / TV / pets / John McCain / promos / Movable Type / cartoons / sci-fi / Canada / Radio Zuckervati / cool / Roger Ebert / system / atheism / comics / reviews / technology / zombies / anime / anonymous / MMO / Star Trek / television / writing / Alinea / animation / Batman / Futurama / Halloween / horror

Twitter Stream

D H McKee's bookshelf: to-read

Sunset and Sawdust
tagged: to-read
The Thicket
tagged: to-read
Hyenas
tagged: to-read

goodreads.com


Close