Monday, June 8, 2020

The Fury Of The Waterfalls

Even with the hydro works beyond it, the Chaudiere Falls impresses. My first real exposure to it was in 2017, when for a month or so this was the setting of a multimedia light show, Miwate, marking the country's 150th anniversary with a nightly First Nations presentation. 

It's different in and of itself by day, with the waters roiling and tumbling. I can see its power- to the First Nations people who knew this place for thousands of years, and to the new eyes of Champlain seeing it for the first time.

Another look back downstream. The contrast between the two bridges is striking. In 2019, when we had high waters in the spring, the Chaudiere Bridge in the foreground was closed entirely.


  1. Hello,
    Wonderful shots of the falls. My hubby would love to see this waterfall. Wishing you a happy new week!

  2. ...I can almost hear the roar of the water!

  3. Isn't it just amazing how we move nature? And it moves us too.

  4. The water was such a corridor for transportation. Settlers wouldn't recognize it!

  5. Yes, I wonder how it looked to early settlers, too. Impressive rushing waters. :-)

  6. What a great force of nature...all that water just pouring over the rocks!

  7. Nice pictures William. Impressive to see the enormous power of the water up close.

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  8. The noise there must preclude conversation.

  9. I grew up on a city right on the Mississippi River and I saw some unbelievable floods over the years. Many times our bridges had to be closed.

  10. That current is scary strong!

  11. @Eileen: it is quite a waterfall.

    @Iris: it is.

    @Tom: I'll have to do a video next time.

    @Sandi: that's true.

    @Jennifer: definitely not.

    @DJan: very much so.

    @Barbara: it's quite a sight.

    @Jan: I think it's a general thing. I follow a lot of blogs but am unable to comment right now due to limited time.

    @Marie: and yet it can be soothing.

    @Sharon: last year I stood on the Portage, which is higher, and was amazed by the power of the flood.

    @RedPat: it is.

  12. The waterfalls is incredible and the sound must be deafening. Great captures, William.

  13. Your photos are dramatic. With the sound of the water it would be more so.

  14. Schön die Bilder von dem Wasser voller Wildheit und Kraft.


  15. Wonderful photographs.
    The noise from the falls must be very loud.

    All the best Jan