Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 24
New Hope

January 11, 2017, 29 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. Events participants who contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo, France and Mira Šušteršič.

All the pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.


Članska vas Village


33787. Ičo is chopping the beech logs - the axe above his head ...



33788. ... in the midst of the blow ...



33786. ... and closing in.



33790. Žan has many friends and business acquaintances what often leads to a pleasant phone conversation



33791. Ičo at the stove



33789. Noon snack: cooked apples and Brussels sprouts, bread, yogurt, apricot and pear jam



33792. France, vividly discussing as ever, and Mira. She made and brought a large plate of fritters the photo of which was mistakenly postponed to the time after the cave duty. But the surface team (Žan, Ičo, later assisted by Marjan) cleared the whole lot in no time.



Cave Entrance


33793. Mira and France at the entrance



33794. One of the many blowholes in the collapse southwest of the cave entrance with France's hand for measure



33795. Marjan on return from the cave duty - on his way to join Žan with firewood collecting



Lower Part of the Cave, to Ground Zero


33796. Gregor on top of the temporary depot, enjoying some tranquil moments after Metod replaced him at the excavation front



33797. Metod, thinking of how to tackle the cracked but still tough rock



33806. Andrej, very eager not only in agriculture, but also in rock breaking business



33798. Metod with the old dust bin ...



33799. ... loaded bucket after bucket of rock and passed it to Klok, Klok to Andrej and Andrej to Gregor who filled the lower depot.



33805. After all the broken rocks were removed, a small chamber opened up at the end ...



33804. ... with the wall of the new (too narrow to pass) tunnel, perpendicular to the current one. To the left side the new tunnel is closed immediately, while on the right side the situation is different. Fist-sized stone, thrown into it, rolled down about 2 m far and 1 m down (judged by the sound). Author turned around, head forward and managed to push both hands, one with a small torch and the other with the camera around the right corner.



33802. The first picture, with flash, is less revealing ...



33800. ... while the second, only torchlight, is slightly better ...



33801. ... and so is the last one, where the camera was turned a bit more downwards.



Članska vas Village


33807. The sky above Lanski vrh at sunset



33808. Žan, the heartbeat of Članska vas ...



33809. ... also provided the new fireproof glasses for the broken stove door.



33810. Žan is chopping garlic for the pasulj.



33811. View of the gazebo from the northwest



Laze, Breg / Riverbank


33812. Most surfaces of the Unica river froze during the last week and its pools turned into a large skating ground - view upstream.



33813. View upstream, towards Jakovica hill, with a group of five skaters ...



33815. ... and seven - the dog's rear legs tended to slide apart from time to time what however did not bother the animal too much.



33816. Passage across the riverbed is shallow, the water current is noticeable and so it did not freeze.



  Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 23, January 5  

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