Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Galacijevka Cave Canal, Day 19
The Third Breakthrough

June 9, 2016, 16 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who also contributed (this way or another) to the making of the pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Marko Krašovec, Bojan Šprogar and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

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


30462. It was a rainy day with periods of just heavily overcast weather without rain. In the picture - view to Mt. Planinska gora in low clouds from the clearing in front of the Lanski vrh hunting lodge



Skednena jama Cave


30463. Trbovlje Elementary School excursion participants (48 + 5, classes 6.a, 6.b and 6.c) in the northern entrance of Skednena jama cave, view in. Žan should escort the excursion to and through the cave as a guide, but as he was busy assisting in the faulty Galacijevka cave power line repair the author of these lines, also a qualified tourist guide for the Logatec municipality area, took his place.



30465. Bojan, a teacher and a passionate photographer, at the southern cave entrance, view out



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30466. In no time schoolboys and girls were all over the awning, before the teacher could persuade them to come down they were also on the roof which withstood the extra test - not without some bending in.



30467. Ile offered the kids what we had ready - cherries and chocolate biscuits (which ran out faster than you can open the camera).



30468. Žan during the excavation of the food/beverage storage pit for the hot summer time



Ground Zero Hall at - 50 m


30469. Andrej is passing Brajko a bucket of excavations, lifted over a pulley 3 m from the meander at the hall bottom and which Brajko will empty into the parallel pit, used as a depot.



30470. Andrej at the pulley



30471. Metod at the hall bottom with the last few stones in the last bucket before the breakthrough. It enabled deposing the excavated rocks in the shaft which follows the meander.



30472. Andrej and Brajko on the natural bridge between the two shafts, as seen from the hall bottom



30474. Manč resting at the meander entrance



30475. Manč above the shaft which opened at the end of the meander



30476. Manč is starting the descent down the shaft, into the pristine, unexplored part of the cave.



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30478. Poultry barbecue, prepared by Žan, was the etrée of the after-the-excursion party. In the picture: Gregor, Žan, Andrej, Ile and Brajko at the table - Žan was captured during the exposition of the joke Why members of the gentle sex should not be allowed to eat poultry?



30479. The entrée was followed by more ordinary staple - čevapčiči, a present of Marko. Because of the rain they were prepared on a gas grill plate.



30480. Two years after the sleet disaster there is still no sight of dense forest around Najdena jama cave but the deciduous trees, prevalent Lanski vrh flora before the modern time afforestations, are making a speedy comeback.



Above are 4 minutes of sounds and voices from Ground Zero, mainly in slovenian, with some french. Not to be played by minors, includes cursing, rude and inappropriate speech.

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