Carlsbad

Sadly the potholing tour was fully booked so Caroline had to be satisfied with the model in the exhibit area.
hole

There are elevators but the walk down or up is quite spectacular; the start has light and cave swallows, complete with their nests. The first section is a bit smelly, then it is like looking into a black abyss. We took the only tour we could to 'King's Palace'. This used to be part of the open area, but too many people were damaging the cave's crust and stalagtites. The cave is impressive

cave


cave

cave


cave

On the tour the guide carries bags for anyone who needs the toilet – yuck. Only a little boy needed it and the guide made it clear who got to carry the bag out! - double yuck.