Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 31
Gorenjska moč / Upper Carniola Power

March 8, 2017, 26 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 contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Anže Oblak and Ajša (Aysha) - his she-dog, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko and Janez Ileršič - Ile.

Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.


Članska vas Village


34532. New transport bag for the power drill which Gregor made.



34533. Mid-morning snack: curd, bread, garlic, strawberry and apple jam, aronia juice



Cave Entrance


34534. Brajko, with a brand new helmet, reporting for cave duty



34535. Anže joined the digging team today.



34536. The first forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica, blooms



34537. Liverleaf, Hepatica nobilis, jetrnik in Slovenian, in full bloom already



Članska vas Village


34538. Anže brought Ajša, but had to put the dog on a leash as she would otherwise follow him to the cave and things could get complicated.



34539. Ičo really got very smart with the axe, he chopped firewood branches like he would do it all his life.



Skrivni vhod mame Luše / The Secret Entrance of Mom Lusha (Cave)


34545. Some 15 meters further from Radošca entrance, to the northwest, along the rim of the collapsed doline, this green overgrown spruce stump is situated and from there ...



34546. ... this look across the collapsed doline opens up. In the opposite wall there is the entrance to another cave, a blowhole discovered and opened by Jožek Košir Cox back in 2011. He gave it the name Skrivni vhod mame Luše (SVML) / The Secret Entrance of Mom Lusha, after his mother and this short movie depicts a day of excavation there.



34540. View from SVML entrance towards Radošca - the green tarpaulin covers its entrance



34541. SVML entrance up close



34542. View out from the antrance step



34543. View towards the interior, the tunnel is all dug through ...



34544. ... and from the interior towards the entrance step



Lowest Part of the Cave, to Ground Zero


34547. This time the excavation team was composed entirely of members from the Upper Carniola / Gorenjska region. With remarkable effect. In the picture: Marjan ...



34549. ... and Gregor ...



34550. ... with Metod negotiating a bucket of rocks ...



34551. ... and Anže, who is breaking the rock with the power hammer - the yellow boot belongs to Metod.



34552. Anže up close, it was a tough job none of us could handle as well as he did.



Članska vas Village


34553. Brajko relocating Ajša to a better place with more room to move around.



34554. Žan in the kitchen - with one of the eggs that will enrich the wheat dumplings for the stew.



Cave Entrance


34555. Andrej also joined in to help the bottom team.



Članska vas Village


34556. Jerko and Brajko



34557. Ajša, patiently waiting for Anže to return



34558. Ile at the (somewhat empty, not his choice) table



  Annual General Meeting of DZRJL / Ljubljana Grotto, March 2     Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 32, March 16  

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