“Warning: Gale-force winds near current location” – The voice of the navigation system in my car.
That warning repeated a few times during the drive between the hotel I was staying at in Thunder Bay and Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, Canada. There was minimal traffic for a Friday evening, and even fewer tourists visiting the falls. Perhaps, they were wiser and heeded the warning, where I had no clue how fast “gale-force” is.
For an unseasonably warm day in the far north, I found that “gale-force winds” also means cold. It was freezing cold, and you can bet I was wearing shorts. It’s what I do; actually, it might be a midwestern thing: “Above freezing? Shorts time!”
The water was raging and much higher than I had seen in the past couple of years. But, per usual, the falls didn’t disappoint. This image seemingly adds a bit of grace to a very violent demonstration of water exerting itself over land. If you find yourself in Thunder Bay, do swing out and see the falls. It’s a short drive and wonder to witness.