Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 39
The Tower of Power

May 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. Event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures, one way or the other: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Marko Vogrič - Mare and his she-dog Lučka, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo, Jure Trenz and Matej Blatnik.

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


Članska vas Village


35395. The framework for the hunting stand is now complete and Žan, with Ile and Jure at stand-by, started to fasten the roof boards with nails.



35396. When he spent all the boards available, he mounted the side laths that will hold the stand's side walls.



35397. A rest after chopping the firewood - Ičo



35398. Brajko just returned from the cave - he moved up and down the tunnel for an hour and a half, got soaking wet, and when there was no immediate task to attend to, he came back to the surface.



35399. Matej also arrived to join the excavation team.



35400. Žan has cut the stand floor boards to measure ...



35401. ... and is now, with Ile's help, fastening the trunk leftovers that will form the stand's side walls.



35402. A short meal: beef soup with grated spelt noodles, cooked potatoes and apple plus spinach, its water, redcurrant jam, bread (not shown)



35403. It was cloudy with occasional bit of rain but from time to time the sun peeked through.



35405. They were three, and I was all alone. What could I do? - Jure



35407. Žan, Ile, Mare, Jure and Ičo engaged in a professional small talk ...



35406. ... while Lučka was merciless to the helpless rubber horse.



35408. Žan managed to bring additional roof boards from Laze - here he is cutting them to measure with Ičo ...



35409. ... and installing them to complete the roof plate.



Lowest Part of the Cave, to Ground Zero


35410. It was a filthy business today, not rocks as usual, but mud and rocks - Gregor with two buckets.



35411. Manč with another bucket



35412. Metod at the beginning of the final bend - with Matej behind him, at the excavation front.



35413. The cave was quite humid after a few rainy days - Manč through the twilight of the exhaled air ...



35415. ... and looking into a bright spot, a distant approximation of a (hopefully) more rewarding Radošca future.



35416. Matej at the front ...



35417. ... and returning from the bottom with two (heavy) transport bags.



35419. Manč started to repair the power line connection with both boots on a single concrete iron U-support, but as the task prolonged ...



35418. ... one foot had to move elsewhere, for better stability.



Članska vas Village


35420. The ladder was prolonged (it also served as a support for drying Brajko's caving suit, now twice as wet as it was also used by Matej), the hunting stand frame and the roof were almost complete so it was time for a break. Žan and Gregor were strongly opposing some bold Mare hypothesis while Brajko entertained Lučka.



35421. From the roof of the stand a nice view of the surroundings opened up - here Metod is seen during the first report to someone close to his heart ...



35422. ... after he managed to change from this pile of caving suit and underwear - as can be seen wet to the underpants.



35424. Supper time at the table: Žan, Matej, Ile, Mare, Gregor, Manč and Brajko



35423. What was on the menu? A minestrone by Žan.



35425. Deciduous forest to the south of the village, now without coniferous competition, is starting to get into shape after the catastrophe 3 years ago.



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