Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 40
Left Turn Again

May 17, 2017, 36 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 Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Tomi Lajovic - Tomac, Jurij Kunaver - Vili and Miran Marussig.

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


Članska vas Village


35460. Tomac, half a year after a grave heart condition, followed by a TeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware attack, now back up and running (with the help of this instrument), has designed ...



35459. ... this draft for a Članska vas banner.



35458. A mid-morning snack: curd, garlic, yeastless bread, plum jam, aronia juice



35461. Žan with his tractor and trailer. The bottle in his hand is in strong opposition to the inscription on the front box - it is a genuine 3 srca / 3 hearts mineral water.



35462. Tomac on Kališka cesta road during the walk to Kališe: up in 43 minutes, return in 34 minutes



Kališe, the Flysch Oasis West of Lanski vrh


35463. View of the ex-farm's outbuilding, possible because of a vast forest clearing.



35464. View of the house from the north. It was the venue of many JKLM memories, Rado Radešček haunting stories, hot dreams, time travel juice ... all from the pre-restoration times half a century ago.



35465. View of the house and its near outbuildings from the road gate entrance



35466. A ponor in a sinkhole valley south of the farm - view through the surrounding bush



Returning to Članska vas Village


35467. Slovenska Jakobova pot / Slovenian Way of St. James also joins the Kališka cesta road, in part of its 290 km run from Slovenska vas on Croatian border to Triest in Italy.



35468. The jakobova pot trail marking



35469. Blue iris at the roadside



Članska vas Village


35470. Gregor is preparing firewood with his very recently acquired saw.



35472. Žan has enriched the Aleja veteranov signpost with flowers ...



35471. ... here in closer view. The Da Vinci rose is accompanied by four malodorous African marigolds, smrdljivka in Slovenian which should keep the pests away.



35473. A new addition is also a large fuchsia at the Članska vas entrance.



35474. Brajko has just returned from cave duty - today was the first time that he was digging at the front, with great success and satisfaction. What was the conversation about: Kid.....a street 81? Tomorrow at 20 to eleven? OK. agreed. I will put it down.



35476. Preparations for the Veteranska ekskurzija 2017 on May 27 are in full swing - Žan and Gregor with the trunk halves ...



35478. ... which will form the seating ring around the open fire south of Članska vas.



35479. A spruce stump which remained after the May 1 holiday bonfire was fastened to a chain ...



35480. ... and towed away ...



35481. ... to a new place ...



35482. ... where it will be taken care of later.



35483. Miran brought a basket with 18 ...



35499. ... king size donuts.



Lowest Part of the Cave, Ground Zero


35484. Metod with a power drill ...



35485. ... here with Marjan, who was relentless at digging and in final 45 minutes they managed to excavate more than in three hours before.



35492. Available light view of the final chamber ...



35493. ... here illuminated by on-camera flash.



35487. Closer view reveals a left-turning narrow meander along a vertical fissure.



35490. Very close view of the continuation - the camera was pushed in the fissure and turned left.



35489. Small cauliflower-like concretions on the rocks are a witness of air current.



35494. Three (full) buckets in the (also almost full) lower depot



Članska vas Village


35495. Žan is happy as ...



35496. ... the amphitheatre is now almost completed (here with Marjan).



35498. Happy hour at the table: Tomac, Vili, Miran and Metod



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