Donna from Wind Kisses is guest-hosting this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and she is challenging everyone with the topic of Over the Hill.
What does “over the hill” mean to me?
“Over the hill”, to me, means the apex of something, meaning that the only direction that something will go now is downward. What goes up must come down, right?
Of course, to go “over the hill” is also foreshadowing there will be a fall, right?
Today is day 6 of my road trip and I am pretty sure I went “over the hill” on around day 3 when I saw the Horseshoe Fall at around sunrise. It was the most incredible sight ever – thousands of gallons of water flow down Niagara River to create the majestic Horseshoe Falls every seconds of every day.
Of course, there were other highlights that morning such as getting a sunburst photo successfully and the picture of the Niagara Skywheel came out pretty good. Let’s not forget the trip to Ward’s Island on the Toronto Island Ferry.
The only ferry I’ve ever been on was when I was in China taking a commuter ferry from the Hong Kong airport to my hometown of Zhongshan. It made me seasick and nauseous from the way it bounced on the waves. I was a little worried going on the Toronto Island Ferry, worried I’d get seasick but I was fine. The water was quite calm and the waves weren’t choppy.
That night, mom began feeling sick and she wanted the trip canceled. Unfortunately, our plane tickets are not refundable and to modify it would cost more than the original tickets. I do wish she would let me go explore alone while she’s resting at the hotel but alas, that’s not an option. I don’t know why. Trust issue, maybe?
On the 4th day of the trip, I went up to the observation deck of the CN tower alone while mom waited by the gift shop. She’s afraid of heights. I am, too, but I’ll do fine if I am enclosed in something. I’m only afraid when I’m out in the open.
Anyway, the views were great but let’s face it, nothing can compare to that of the falls. So, like I wrote from the beginning of this post, this trip has gone over the hill in just 3 days.