Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 2
Surface Operations

July 7, 2016, 18 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 also contributed (this way or another) to the making of the pictures, and the persons connected to the action: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Jure Trenz - Trenc, Metod Di Batista, Mare Vogrič, Marjan Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Blaž Fleišman, France Šušteršič, Teja Čeru, Simona Žagar and Primož Jakopin - Klok.

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


From Kalce to Kališe


30754. The road Logatec - Laze was closed, a new top layer of pavement was laid so we had to find a detour to get to Radoshitza workplace. The author of these lines collected Brajko in Vižmarje and Blaž in Podutik, the shortest detour, according to his experience, would be over Kalce and Kališe. During some wandering to and fro because of many new forest roads Blaž noticed from the car window that the side of the nearby doline could hide a cave entrance. With Brajko they went to check it out.



30753. Closer look revealed that the terrain configuration is right but the entrance remains elusive.



Kališe Flysch Oasis


30755. Tončkov dom, 3 quarters of a century ago a lonely farm was abandoned after WWII. In the sixties it was sort of a haunted house, often visited by DZRJL (JKLM at the time) cavers, as an overnight shelter - the main outbuilding, full of hay, was an ideal place to sleep. Sometimes in the winter we slept in the main room of the house, some on the large ceramic deck of the stove, loaded from the kitchen. Late Rado Radešček, great fan and ardent admirer of histoires about restless damned souls, from the human and from the animal world (werewolves), found here the best possible place, time and reception for his horror stories.
At the turn of the millenia the house was returned to the heirs of ex-owners and converted into a cottage.



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30756. The Radoshitza team divided into 3 workgroups. In the picture - Teja and Simona, the gentler but also stronger part of the georadar group, Teja is explaining how to read the graphs.



30758. Teja and Simona also helped ...



30759. ... the group which was installing the awning-Radoshitza telephone line (in the picture Marjan and Blaž) over the tree tops ...



30760. ... under the leadership of Žan.



Vajzova cesta Forest Track


30761. Metod and Ile deployed the combined longtime road construction experience and general vigor in handicrafts to best advantage.



30762. Some time later, when the telephone line was set - it proved to be 70 meters short as Galacijevka is closer to the awning - Brajko joined the road improvement team. Here he is loading sand that Žan brought by tractor, into a wheelbarrow ...



30763. ... which he emptied on a layer of rocks in the track ruts.



30764. Simona and Teja were collecting signals, produced by this high-frequency emitter (lower middle) and bounced off different rock and sediment strata.



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30767. Author's lunch: braised zucchini, potatos and tomato, maize bread, bio chicken drumstick (not shown), garlic, compote water



30768. Žan is an excellent storyteller, body and soul



30770. Clematis blossoming in half shadow



30771. At the table below the awning, clockwise: Mare, Ile, Marjan, Blaž, Brajko, Metod, Jure, Simona, Teja and France



30773. Pork cutlets in the barbecue - Metod brought them from Tuesday's birthday party (he was born the same year Gino Bartali won Tour de France)



Najdena jama Cave


30774. To best exploit the remaining time Brajko and Blaž decided to make a short visit to Najdena jama. Brajko was in the cave already, knew the descent, while Blaž has never been yet. In the picture: Brajko and Blaž in the cave entrance, view from inside out



30775. Blaž and Brajko in the chamber above the Baldachine, before they departed into more difficult but lucrative cave depths.



  Galacijevka Cave, Day 20 / Radoshitza Cave, Day 1, June 21     Searching for the Jama v Toscu Cave, July 10  

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