The Other Niagara Falls

After making my way through the tunnel under the Malahat,

and heading further upstream, I came across Niagara Falls, well, not THAT Niagara Falls, but the other Niagara Falls...

Flowing through the canyon, Niagara Creek drops 156 feet (47.5 metres) over Niagara Falls in Goldstream Provincial Park in British Columbia.  Interestingly enough, this waterfall is nearly the same height as its namesake in Ontario.

If you continue up the canyon, you'll encounter the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Line that forms the western border of Goldstream Park. Rail construction was started in 1884 and completed at Cliffside Station (Shawnigan Lake) when Sir John A. MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada, drove the last spike on August 13, 1888.  

But enough of the history lesson, people come up here for the trestle

and the view of Mount Finlayson...

And oh yeah, if you're afraid of heights, don't look down!

How to Rescue a Beached Dolphin

Weird... just the other day, I was thinking about what I'd do if I came across a beached whale while walking along a deserted beach.

Well, it just happens that about 30 dolphins beached themselves at Arraial do Cabo (Brazil) and were saved by beachgoers during the morning of March 5, 2012.

The whole event was captured on video.

Now that's how to save a pod of beached dolphins.

Gratíssimo to those who got wet and helped in the rescue!

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