Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 15
The Air Current Is Back

October 27, 2016, 37 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, Metod Di Batista, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Mare Vogrič and Teja Čeru.

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


Cave Entrance


32890. Brajko, before the descent into the entrance shart ...



32891. ... Marjan followed suit.





32892. Parasol mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, dežnikarica in Slovenian, view from above ...



32893. ... side view ...



32898. ... and frog view



32894. Puffball mushrooms, probably of common puffball variety, Lycoperdon perlatum, betičasta prašnica in Slovenian



32895. Tree stump mushrooms, probably sheathed woodtufts, Kuehneromyces mutabilis, mala štorovka in Slovenian



32896. Slightly different tree stump mushrooms, considerably bigger, view from above ...



32897. ... and from the side



32899. Polypore mushroom, probably turkey tail, Trametes versicolor



Članska vas Village at Najdena jama Cave


32900. It was sunny, it was cloudy - view south with Mt. Planinska gora.



32906. Članska vas gazeebo, now with two windows ...



32902. A plate of vegetable soup with muscat pumpkin



32905. Teja and Žan - in good mood because Najlepša hiša / The Prettiest House in Laze since Tuesday has a new, caver-friendly owner - close view ...



32903. ... and full view.



32908. Marjan, dilligent above all, returned from the cave as there was not enough work for the initial crew (Metod, Gregor, Brajko and him) and started hauling firewood.



32907. He managed even such log pieces.



Excavation Worksite at the End of the Cave


32911. At the time Metod was the digger. It was crowbar down, ...



32912. ... crowbar up, ...



32913. ... some more jack hammer action ...



32914. ... and crowbar again.



32915. When the broken rocks piled up, especially those, removed from the tunnel bottom, the air current, absent for the past few workdays, returned. The cave started to breathe again. It was time for Gregor ...



32916. ... and Andrej.



32917. He slid down in the narrow tunnel, ...



32918. ... and started passing empty buckets to Gregor, receiving full ones in return.



32919. At the workday's end Gregor packed the gear into transport bags ...



32920. ... and hauled them up to Andrej, one by one ...



32921. ... until the last was on its way to the surface.



Cave Entrance


32922. Mare, relaxed and cool despite the fact that the mushroom harvest was below expectations



Članska vas Village at Najdena jama Cave


32923. A few less cars than excursion participants



32924. Brajko



32909. The supper was nearing completion - turnip kraut (kisla repa in Slovenian) was cooked ...



32925. ... and, under the keen eye of Žan, the master chef, ...



32927. ... bratwurst was also getting into shape.



32928. At the table, in full swing: Gregor, Ile, Brajko, Mare, Jure, Metod and Marjan



32929. Andrej was the last to return from the cave - with the field phone and four parasol mushrooms.



32926. It was a pleasant late autumn day, quite cool in the shadow but nicely warm in the sunshine.



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