Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 4
Gutta cavat lapidem

July 27, 2016, 17 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 all contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko and Rok Brajkovič - Brajko.

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


Najdena jama Cave Forest Venue


31063. Jerko and Žan hauling the firewood for the barbecue



31064. Despite abundant use of insect repellents a thorough check for ticks on lower limbs was performed anyway - Jerko.



31065. Exchange of professional experience regarding the restoration of oldtimer automotive bodies, especially the moped frameworks: Žan and Jerko



31067. The barbecue: čevapčiči, pork steaks, pljeskavica (burger steak)



31066. Author's lunch: vegetable stew of peas, potatos and a peach, peach and dry plum compote



31068. The mealtime is over, we have to move on: Jerko, Brajko and Žan



Radoshitza Cave Entrance


31069. The last consultations before the inner team will depart into the cave: Žan, Brajko and Jerko



Radoshitza Cave - Excavation Material Transport to the First Depot at - 6 m


31070. The two toads from the picture were not transported to the depot but put in the bucket which Žan hauled up to release them into the forest undergrowth.



31071. Smaller rocks were transported in a bucket which Brajko will empty in the depot.



31072. Smaller to medium-sized rocks Jerko was throwing into this indentation.



31074. Bigger rocks he hauled over the jump edge one by one.



31076. Brajko is moving a sizeable rock, delivered by Klok, forward to the depot.



Radoshitza Cave - Ground Zero at about - 10 m


31079. The path to proceed was digging through the rock along slanted cracks, just slightly widened by the rainwater. The draught told the direction to follow. In the picture - ground zero scene, front illuminated by on-camera flash.



31078. Ground zero - side illuminated by two helmet LED lamps



31077. Top-down view into the crack in the picture center



31080. The little chamber, before the slightly downwards inclined horizontal rift which is also the line of further advancement, is ample enough for Jerko and Brajko (in the picture) plus the author, who squeezed himself in the continuation.



Radoshitza Cave Entrance


31082. Žan and Jerko at the rain cover. It was late, twilight time already but the mission was a success.



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