May 10th 2017: Falling Waters Campground Leaving Shenandoah National park our first stop was Luray Caverns just a few miles outside the park. A lot of hype and expecting something a little like Stump Cross Caverns, I was literally blown away by the most spectacular caves I have ever seen. Beautifully presented and lit they were truly amazing. Big enough that on occasion they hold weddings down there and they even have a stalactite organ (I kid you not) which plays tunes by gently striking on the stalactites in the caves making out the largest (and probably strangest) instrument on earth,
With low expectations, I didn’t take a decent camera into the caves so have pinched one photo to show here..
The above is ‘Dream lake’, what you are seeing is actually the ceiling of stalactites perfectly mirrored in a lake just a few inches deep. It was stunning and has to be seen to be believed.
This evening we are at Falling Waters Campsite in West Virginia. Basic if a bit scruffy but has everything we need for the night. Raining in the morning so made a reasonably quick get away heading further North West into Pennsylvania.