Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 15

May 10, 2016, 33 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Excursion participants who also contributed to the making of the pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Metod Di Batista, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Marjan Baričič and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016.


Najdena jama Cave Fire Place


30120. Construction of the awning above the table reached critical stage: Žan, Gregor and Marjan; Ile, in the background, responded to a call of nature.



30121. The second of the four lateral supports of the awning is being put to shape: Gregor, Žan and Ile.



30122. Marjan is holding the second longitudinal beam in position until it will be lifted up on this side, too.



30123. Author's lunch, just completed: braised potatos and tomatos with a pinch of turkey, apple compote



30124. The second pillar of the western framework side is almost here: Gregor (supporting Žan in a slightly indecent manner, but there was no other choice), Žan and Marjan.



30125. The framework is now in place and Marjan ...



30126. ... can depart to the cave work site.



Ground Zero at - 44 m Below the Entrance


30127. Metod is hauling a bucket over the smaller rocks.



30128. A tongue of flowstone in the carved out rock on top of the last jump



30129. Manč, enclosed by rocks and walls on all sides, at the bottom of the final drop



30131. Metod, waiting for ...



30132. ... another bucket of rocks from Marjan.



30134. Below the final drop: twin rope, Klok's climbing belt, camera transport bag, a bucket and reposing Marjan



30135. Metod with a gay colored boot and yet another bucket



30137. Jerko, the master digger



30139. Three brave men: Metod, Manč and Marjan



30140. New depot in the side niche, with Marjan, available light



30141. The new depot, full view, flash



30142. Smaller rocks were moved to depot by hand: Manč.



Najdena jama Cave Fire Place


30143. Jerko at the forest track side, just came from the cave.



30144. Awning is approaching completion: Metod, Jerko, Gregor, Žan and Ile.



30145. Manč and Metod at the spruce stump, last sunrays



30147. Gregor brought a board so that Žan can nail it down ...



30148. ... another one ...



30149. ... and pushed it into position.



30150. One of the boards was fractured and required additional consideration before placement: Žan, Gregor and Marjan.



30151. View from below: Gregor and Žan



30152. Marjan removed the pillar securing board because the pillar had to be lowered slightly.



30154. Klok brought a few rocks, from Dalmatian and more faraway islands of the northwestern African coast.



30153. Jerko with a good eye for forestry tools, improvised an axe from one of the stones.



30155. The awning is almost complete; Jerko is standing in the southwestern corner.



30156. The barbecue was in Gregor's capable hands.



30157. Securing the pillar bases - Žan with his tractor, Marjan



  Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 14, May 5     Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 16, May 18  

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