Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 27
A Rainy Day

February 1, 2017, 26 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marina and Gregor Pintar - Stari, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko and Marko Vogrič - Mare.

Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.


Članska vas Village


34084. To say that Žan's vigor in Članska vas enhancements is remarkable would be an understatement. The latest, upper right on the yard door ...



34085. ... is a magnet which keeps the door shut.



34086. A mid-morning snack: bread, garlic, curd, apple-grapes-strawberry jam, aronia juice



34087. Brajko has returned from a trip to Spain, fresh and in excellent shape.



34088. The basis for a tripe meal is braising in the pot: onions and smoked ham.



Vranja jama Cave


34091. Warm weather in the past two days started to melt the icicles ever faster and water trickled from almost every hole in the ceiling, as can be seen in the right side of the picture; Brajko at the side of a major ice stalactite.



34094. Ice knobs below the ice stalactite



34092. Ice covered rocks of the cave collapse



34095. Ice covered wall deeper in the entrance Hall.



34096. A delightful ice stalagmite trio



34097. From the terrace of Suhi rov / Dry Tunnel - view out of the Entrance Hall ...



34100. ... and to the Entrance Hall bottom



34099. Ice stalagmites below the terrace, Brajko; painting with light, 20 second exposure



34101. Frost made the slope of Vodni rov / Water Tunnel surprisingly dry and not muddy at all. In the picture: Brajko at the sump which ends the tunnel. The ceiling was also dry and the umbrella is there just to add more colour to the picture.



34102. Face silhouette rock at the connection of the Vodni rov / Water Tunnel and the Entrance Hall - view out, available light ...



34104. ... helped with two Brajko's LED lights here.



Članska vas Village


34105. There was no time for lunch, cave shift was about to leave the excavation site, so just a quick snack: goat yogurt, Khorasan wheat bread, aronia juice.



34106. Tripe in the pot was boiling slowly - one more hour to go.



34107. Gregor, who already returned from cave duty, and Mare in firewood action



Lower Part of the Cave, to Ground Zero


34108. Rain was strong and in mid tunnel the water was dripping and trickling from all sides - Andrej is moving to the excavation site.



34109. Marina and Metod, on return from the excavation duty



34110. Andrej, all over wet, kept pushing through the cracked rock at the bend.



Članska vas Village


34112. Žan in the kitchen corner, at his best



34111. Andrej at the table, tripe turned out to be delicious.



34113. Rain really found its way through the rock today, one of the senior team members was literally soaked to the skin.



34114. At the table, wondering how could a 4-bladed quality drill's (in Gregor's hands) head simply fall off after a few holes: Andrej, Metod, Brajko and Gregor



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