Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 79
Winds of Change

May 16, 2018, 32 pictures

          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 Juvan - Manč, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Anton Brancelj - Ižanc, Jurij Anđelić - Jeti (Yeti), Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo, Tone Simonič - Mič, Jurij Kunaver - Vili, France Šušteršič and Joerg Prestor.

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

Članska vas Village


40326. Shelter door is getting a re-fit: Ičo and Žan.



40327. Yeti also called at Članska vas - here he is seen talking to Gregor over the cave field phone. The big news was that Mič and Yeti are about to embark on a kayaking trip from Prevlaka to Solkan (over 750 km at sea) this June, on the day of the Battle at Sisak. The only snag is that they still have not found a helping hand to drive the car back home. Mare was curious how they with deal with the Coast Guard as it is next to impossible to paddle by kayak no further out than the allowed limit of 500 m from the coastline all the way. Yeti answered that the Coast Guard shows respect to serious seafaring people - they approach the two lonely kayakers, observe their pro-style life jackets, large sun-protecting hats, oversized kayaks and after trailing them for a while to check that they are OK, paddling in their long-distance pace, leave them to attend to other duties.



40328. Marjan decided to join the digging team when the need for bucket duty will arise - here with Ižanc, Ile, Yeti and Mare at the outer table.



40330. Ižanc at the door of his car ...



40329. ... the first hybrid in Članska vas - a Toyota Prius, 8 years old, first owner, 290.000 km, mint condition.



To Radošca / Radoshitza Cave Bottom


40332. Marjan at the cave entrance, with descent (a little later) on his mind



40334. Gregor at the depot, Marjan will keep him company soon



40335. Manč, just above the excavation place, depicted ...



40336. ... here with Metod and his power hammer - the legs and boots lower left and right are the photographer's. At the end of the day Manč and Metod decided to stop digging on the left but to do so on the right side, just below the Metod's left boot. The decision was correct - after many days of digging in the blind a crack opened up with a good air current. It solved the painful question in which direction to move on.



40337. Gregor's headlight and its reflections as seen from the tunnel that leads to the entrance shaft.



40338. A black millipede, Cylindroiulus sp., železna kačica in Slovenian, and a carabus beetle on the wall below the entrance shaft. The photographer managed to bring the beetle out of the cave in his rubber-gloved fist without hurting it.



Članska vas Village


40339. Mare cooked a chicken paprikash in the morning and brought it in a thermos container, now it's lunch time.



40347. Another snack: compote of apple, red grapes and a carrot, sheep yogurt, garlic, corn bread, black currant jam, compote water



40340. Metod in a new helmet outfit, provided by France



40341. Žan (What's on his mind?) and Ičo



40342. Ičo and (not quite convinced) Jure



40343. Cones and buds on the Serbian spruce, Picea omorika, omorika or Pančićeva smreka in Slovenian, which Joerg planted at the northern shelter entrance



40344. Not me, not me! - Ile, Žan and Mare in action



40345. Žan and Ile - We are the champions!



Planinsko polje Valley


40349. View of Stari grad from the road Laze - Planina; a storm is brewing over the Javorniki ridge ...



40350. ... and of Mt. Planinska gora



40351. Leucanthemum ircutianum, ivanjščica in Slovenian



40346. Blooming meadow, to the southeast of the road



Around Planinska jama Cave Entrance


40352. Hart's-tonguea, Asplenium scolopendrium, jelenov jezik in Slovenian



40353. Young leaves on trees above the Unica riverbed



40348. A selfie inside the cave entrance hall, at about 40 m distance (Il faut courir très vite.).



40354. Patterns in the sand/mud of the riverbed side, against the light



40355. View of the entrance from inside, from the eastern river bank



40356. View out from the entrance itself



40357. Erasmus cave (Jama 2 pri Planinski jami) in the greenery on the other side of the Unica river, just outside the Planinska jama cave entrance



40358. A meadow of wild carrot, Daucus carota, korenjavec in the parlance of the locals



40359. The blooms of wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca, gozdne jagode in Slovenian



  Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 78, May 9     Najdena jama / NewFound Cave Veteran's Day, May 26  

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