Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 46
Discovery of the Collapse

June 21, 2017, 17 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; Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Jure Trenz, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Nataša and Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Matej Blatnik - who determined the flower in the picture 35857.
          Due to a play of unfavorable circumstances the photographer could not descend into the cave to document the latest discovery - Metod and Marjan, today's excavation team, have hit the zone of loosely connected rocks. The tunnel, so far dug into solid stone, has now reached the collapse, with a promise of larger space and easier digging.

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


Članska vas Village


35857. A composition in green, white and pink: blossoms of great masterwort, Astrantia major, veliki zali kobulček in Slovenian



35858. Jure and Brajko



Mančevo brezno / Abyss, Cad. Nr. 2910, with Žan


35859. Peeking into the narrow shaft - it is almost 40 meters deep but only Manč managed to get to the bottom, in the sixties of the past century.



35860. Checking the air current direction with a fistful of dust - it was blowing towards the inside.



Kobilnica Cave, Cad. Nr. 3109, with Žan


35861. View of the entrance interior from the outside; the cave is currently excavated by another team, visitors from the north.



35862. Climb towards the upper tunnel, at the northern side of the entrance chamber



35863. On top there is a sphinx-like concretion.



35864. Descent from the upper tunnel



35865. View out through the entrance



Članska vas Village


35866. Brajko, resting in the hunting stand



35868. Good old pals - Manč and Metod



35867. Snack time: cooked potatoes, carrot and apple, its water, beetroot salad, garlic by Jure, maize bread, pear and apricot jam



35869. Brajko was baking chicken ražnjići - Marjan is passing by in the background.



35870. Marjan, Nataša, Jerko and Brajko at the barbecue



35871. Jerko was absent for just a few moments, yet enough that his chicken wings were not medium baked but well done.



35872. The last two chicken wings and a fresh batch of non-poultry pieces, baked by Marjan



35873. Late afternoon sun is setting behind the sparse beech tree.



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