Normally Duchesnay Falls covers her secrets with lots and lots of water.
In late Summer the water flow is often quite low and one can go places where it would be quite dangerous to attempt during most of the year.
The mystery of what causes the big waves and sprays of water is revealed when the water is low.
It is quite the novelty to stand in places that often are quite inhospitable.
Duchesnay Creek drops over the escarpment north of our town on its way to Lake Nipissing.
Over many years and many visits, it has provided multiple opportunities to preserve in photographs and memory the uniqueness that is our part of the world.
No two encounters are ever the same.
By late summer there isn’t much water flowing over Duchesnay Falls.
What roars in Spring has become gentle as the Season ages.
The edge of a 75 foot drop.
The Genesee River in Letchworth State Park, NY.
The Upper Falls of the Genesee River at
Letchworth State Park, NY.
Letchworth State Park, NY, the Genesee River carves it’s way through the same limestone layers as Niagara Falls, but further east.
Pictured here are the gorge and Middle Falls.
The Upper Falls are in the background just in front of the railway bridge.
Just East of Quebec City is Montmorency Falls.
There is a place near North Bay where Duchesnay Creek finds its way down the escarpment in a series of jumps.
This is one drop and landing for the water.
The Magpie River tumbled over this rock formation at full blast when I first saw these falls in 1962.
A dam and hydro development built since then just above the Falls has severely depleted water flow during the Summer.
The rock of Superior has distinctive character.
The raw awesome toughness of that part of the world is evident.
The colour and monochrome versions of the photograph are presented. Which is preferred is your choice. Each says different things.
Duchesnay Creek cascades over a mix of big and little waterfalls.
Wasi Falls has lots of water. This was yesterday afternoon.
Fast moving spring flood. Waterfall.