Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 3
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July 14, 2016, 14 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, Marjan Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, France Šušteršič, Črt Stepišnik, Mark and Anže Štrukelj, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko.

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


Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30873. France with three of his grandsons: Mark, Črt and Anže at the fire of dry branches collected from the floor of the next georadar survey track.



30874. Author's lunch: beef soup with spelt grated noodles, bread, garlic (not shown), beetroot salad, blueberry jam, compote of sour cherries and peaches



Radoshitza Cave


30876. Žan at the cave entrance - behind him is a supporting wall pile of rocks assembled during the initial excavation of the cave or better, the blowhole, by Jerko's team - which included Žan - in 2011.



30877. View of the entrance shaft, inside out, from the depth of about 5 m, fill-in flash



30878. The tunnel in Radošca is narrow and places where two could pass in opposite direction are very scarce. This excursion was devoted to widening of the narrow places so that access to the worksite at the end of 2011 dig could be more easily reached. But the hard point of the drill bit broke off and we had to quit early in the afternoon. So 2 more moeters of the known tunnel remain to be widened. To make this picture of Brajko, Metod and Marjan the author had to squeeze his head with the camera between the knees otherwise his legs would be seen on Brajko's hands.



30879. Brajko is moving a rock down the side tunnel which now serves as an excavation depot.



30880. Another toad has found a perfect hideout in this tiny niche at the main tunnel/side tunnel junction.



30881. Metod and Marjan



30883. It was raining heavily when the author joined the digging team, he came with this umbrella. At the time we returned from the deep the skies cleared considerably. In the picture - Brajko is hauling a bucket with smaller pieces of equipment to the surface.



30884. Hart's-tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, jelenov jezik in Slovenian, on the southern wall of the Radošca collapse



30885. Metod climbing out of the entrance



Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


30886. The surface team, below the awning: Žan, Ile and Jure



30888. At the table: Brajko, Ile, Žan, Metod and Marjan



30887. Late afternoon sun, peeking through the clouds and through the sparse treetops of the few remaining beech trees, now recovering after the February 2014 sleet apocalypse.



  Searching for the Jama v Toscu Cave, July 10     Najdena jama Cave, July 21  

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