Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 4

Hopelessly Devoted to You

11 February 2016, 20 pictures

Most pictures are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size. Numbers in front of the photo descriptions are serial numbers of the original images. Excursion participants, who all contributed to the making of this report: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Janez Juvan - Manč, Marjan Baričič, Riko and Rok Grecs, Metod Di Batista, Maksim Igor Košir - Ičo, Janez Ileršič - Ile and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

Photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016, except 28820, where both go to Ičo.


At the Cave Entrance


28803. Ičo, Metod and Ile guessing what today's work might bring, how much time remains to the final breakthrough.



28801. Ičo, well at home in the stage business, always with a witty story from the capital's artistic past at hand



At the Cave Bottom Room, at the Worksite


28805. Jerko, pensive



28806. Jerko, startled



28807. Manč, rather melancholic. He dismissed an offer for a second shot, the captured mood is supposed to well reflect not only his current state of affairs, but also in general, in Slovenia and worldwide.



28804. Stari, with the rock to be moved to final position in the landfill corner in hands



28812. Marjan and Manč joined forces to put a heavier rock to top of the plateau.



28813. Marjan, securing a rock to proper, stable and durable position



28811. The canal narrows to top and and bottom and is the widest in the middle. So Jerko found the best position for bucket transfer lying on the back ...



28810. ... lifting it upwards ...



28814. ... where it was grabbed by Manč, passed on to Marjan, who swung it to Žan - and it happily ended on top of the plateau.



28808. Marjan waiting at the turn of the first stretch of the canal while Riko is filling the transport bag in the second leg.



28815. Stari is relaxing on the ledge high in the side niche with good overview of the site, after a hard action, obviously satisfied with the current developments.



28818. Riko at the first turn in the canal, view out



28816. View in of the second canal leg, from the first turn, after a major push. The shadow in the image center marks another turn, this time to the right, where the narrow meander continues to the larger inner voids, anticipated by the draught and the echo.



28817. View in of the third, final leg of the canal, from the second turn



28819. Due to the considerable distance from the canal entrance to the excavation front a human conveyor belt was made to transport the rocks and gravel to the landfill place. In the picture - Manč, Jerko and Žan



At the Najdena jama Cave Venue


28802. Rok at the table, dealing with an emergency cell phone call, earlier in the morning, when the place bathed in the sun.



28820. Klok at the fireplace, as seen by Ičo



28821. Ile took care of the fire, at the same time cleaning the place of the debris left by the 2014 sleet catastrophe and following logging. He did not hesitate to carry such pieces, no mater his lower back problem.



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