Three Hole Punch: I went chasin' waterfalls
Here are three waterfalls in North Carolina that, according to me, are pretty great.
Did you know that back in 1954, a big chunk of what had been the viewing area for Niagara Falls fell off? Neither did I!
The legend is that a 9-year-old boy was walking around at Prospect Point when he noticed an inch-wide crack. It seems to run for a long while, and so the boy told his dad, who told a ranger, who then cleared the whole area out, and the next day, 185,000 tons of rock collapsed into the gorge.
This happened on the exact day my dad was born, which he pointed out as we looked over the falls last month. Niagara Falls is one of the rare, amazing things that you can just stare at for as long as you want, and it never seems to get old. The whole family did the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds, and we got the added bonus of being there during what were told was seagull breeding season. Imagine the smell of thousands of gulls, all screeching and allegedly horny, with random eggs scattered about. Nature! It’s somethin’!
Anyhow, because this is a North Carolina-focused newsletter, you may be wondering whether any waterfalls in this state come close to the majesty, grandeur, and sheer impressiveness of Niagara Falls.