We set off for the weekend in pouring rain, heading for the Blue Ridge Mountains and, we had hoped, a few miles of great views along Skyline Drive. The mountains were shrouded in low cloud and so we headed to Shenandoah Caverns, a network of limestone caves under the mountains at the side of the Shenandoah Valley.
The caves, originally opened in 1922, had some similar formations to Luray, which we visited during David's parents last visit. Again we were surprised by the extent of the caves - we walked for a mile underground and there are other caves there not open to visitors.
This formation - referred to by our guide as 'bacon' was one that we hadn't seen before and is interesting because of the different strata of minerals.
A few of the features, including this underground lake had been illuminated with bright colours - not really an improvement in my view!