Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 17
Home, Sweet Home

November 10, 2016, 22 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 and persons, mentioned in descriptions: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Riko and Rok Grecs, Andrej - Ejč and Jasna Ramor, Petra Štrigl Žumer. Janez Ileršič - Ile also called, a little later because of wrist injury earlier in the day. He stumbled, his ankle bent when it should not, and to ease the fall he tried to catch himself. The right wrist was not under a proper angle and was consequently damaged. Ile however is no pussy, came to Članska vas and did not consider a visit to the ER service. Jure thought otherwise but was diplomatic enough to explain Ile his own, similar experience, when a colleague at work years ago, a colleague Jure very much disliked, persuaded him, it took quite some time and effort, into going to ER after an elbow injury. Had he come a few hours later, the infection which developed would have eaten his elbow cartilage to such extent that his elbow would remain stiff (unbendable) to the end of his life. Ile did not need a word more and departed to Ljubljana trauma clinic immediately.

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


Članska vas Village at Najdena jama Cave


33092. Žan is negotiating a tricky way to the back of the gazeebo with his tractor. He brought an old stove, long ago destined for the scrapyard as it was, during big floods on Planinsko polje valley years ago, submerged 4 m below the water and therefore rusty beyond any normal house use.



33093. Jure enjoying the warmth of the open fire



33094. Žan, helped by Jure, is hammering a transparent foil supporting lath into the ground with a large axe - no sledge hammer was at hand.



33095. Mare is relaxing after he returned from the cave duty - he pulled out of the entrance shaft 40 buckets of material, with his dog Lučka (Lucy).



33096. Two precious everyday accessories of Brajko



33097. Another veggie meal, depicted on behalf of B.: vegetable stew with apple, water from it (apple was added to make it more palatable), garlic (by Jure), bread, rosehip jam



33098. After some tipping over, carrying the stove was out of question, Žan and Klok moved it to position at the table. Here it is already burning, with Marjan, temporarily out of the cave (vis maior), and Žan.



33099. Rok - he and Riko also paid us a visit.



33100. Jasna and Ejč, who joined the DZRJL grotto in 1959, 7 years earlier than the writer of these lines, their daughter and Žan



33101. Riko, always ready for action



Cave Entrance


33102. Rok helped Klok pull up a few extra buckets



Excavation Site


33103. Gregor, tough and relentless, up to demanding situation



33104. Manč connecting to Članska vas



33105. Gravel was hauled up in buckets, bigger pieces were passed on by hand; Marjan



33106. Manč with a bucket - his caving suit shows how the worksite (and the entire cave) was soaked because of rain in previous days.



33107. Metod at work, widening the terminal passage



Cave Entrance


33108. Top of the excavated pile



33109. Gregor is clearing the last open questions with Manč (at the bottom of the entrance shaft), regarding the moving out of more delicate tools.



Članska vas Village


33110. Ričet by Žan is almost ready.



33111. His tractor is an indispensable workhorse for bulkier and especially heavier tasks.



33113. A fresh addition to Članska vas car fleet - a Peugeot 406 Break 2.0 HDI, 2003, 320.000 km, 1.150 euros



33112. Evening view west through the recovering forest



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