Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 74
To Dig Down Or Not To?

March 28, 2018, 25 pictures and a short film sequence

          Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures and related persons: Metod Di Batista, Janez Kanoni - Žan, Marjan Baričič, Janez Juvan - Manč, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Janez Ileršič - Ile and Marko Vogrič - Mare.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018.

Članska vas Village


39475. Žan, accompanied by Mare and Ile, is just about to start the tasting of goulash he cooked.



Skednena jama Cave


39476. Primroses



39477. Planinsko polje valley as seen from the viewpoint south of the cave, on top of the clif, the water has receded considerably since last Wednesday. In a few days the Pod stenami Katavotroni sinkhole tops will open up and Unica will flow down in lovely waterfalls.



39478. 17 more spruce branches were cut off and removed from the fallen spruce top ...



39479. ... to open the southern cave entrance more properly.



Radošca / Radoshitza Cave Entrance


39480. Liverleaf, Anemone hepatica, jetrnik in Slovenian, above the cave entrance



39481. Wiew down the entrance shaft with the rope for hauling up the buckets. Ile and Mare hauled up 30 buckets today, from the lower depot.



A short film sequence depicting the excavated material extraction from the cave entrance shaft


Članska vas Village


39482. More primroses, sheltered by two dry branches



39483. A composite snack: baked salmon steak with braised pumpkin, beetroot salad, garlic (not shown), buckwheat bread with walnuts, oatmeal cookies, fig jam, apple and grape compote



39484. Marjan, returning from the cave, ...



39485. ... followed by Gregor, Metod ...



39486. ... and Manč



39487. Njoki (in Slovenian) on the tray, covered with frost, before they will land in Žan's boiling pot.



39488. The team is enjoying Žan's goulash with njoki, Gregor just passed Žan the knife ...



39489. ... to cut the bread - we are what we are, the westernmost part of a large family where every dish is better with (preferably white) bread.



Radošca / Radoshitza Cave Entrance


39491. Last sunrays on top of the entrance fissure ...



39490. A little lower the fissure borders are lined with moss ...



39492. ... until it opens into an artificially widened entrance shaft.



At the Cave Bottom


39493. The digging team left, so the photographer will not disturb the excavation process, and today's accomplishments are all there - view of the end of the tunnel where the collapse (in the background) begins.



39494. Collapse side with supporting beams, all still in place



39499. A floor beam which keeps the gravel from the collapse room entrance floor in place.



39496. The collapse bypass at the bottom with the continuation crack bottom right ...



39497. ... illuminated by the LED headlight put into the end of it. There is no visible hole to follow and it is also difficult to judge where the air current is coming from. But persistence will, if nothing else, clear the picture in the near future.



39498. The place is widened enough, there is room to dig and to have a bucket next to you.



Radošca / Radoshitza Cave Entrance


39500. View out of the entrance shaft



Članska vas Village


39501. Almost everybody left the Članska vas shelter - just the smoke from the chimney reveals that the place was alive a little while ago.



  Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 73, March 21     Cave at the Borovnica Railroad Viaduct, April 2  

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