Most people would hate doing any kind of activity in the rain. For “King of the High Wire” Nik Wallenda, it was a welcome sight during his morning training session on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
As onlookers took shelter during the 11 a.m. hour, Nik kept right on walking… and revelled in the damp, mist-like conditions that he will face on June 15, 2012, when he becomes the first high-wire walker in the world to walk directly over Niagara Falls.
Today’s media/public debriefing at noon was a wash-out, although Nik spoke with a few television stations inside the then-closed Koi restaurant inside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Nik will return to the outdoor stage tomorrow for questions.
Later in the afternoon, Nik met with a crew from Inside Edition for an upcoming story. During the interview, Nik reiterated the exact points of the June 15 wire walk: Terrapin Point on the U.S. side and Table Rock on the Canadian side.
Nik then met a crew with the New York Times as he took to his afternoon session. Thousands at and around Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel gazed on as the weather was once again warm, sunny, and in the mid-60’s (nearly 20 degrees Celsius) as previous days.