Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 89
Digging Deeper

August 29, 2018, 42 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: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Baričič, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marko Vogrič - Mare and Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo. Butterfly in the picture 41564 was identified by Adrian Wilkins.

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


Članska vas Village


 


 
41563. Marjan is getting ready for cave work while Ičo is explaining to Žan the intricate anomaly of the electron scattering on a mesh.


 

 


 
41564. A female silver-washed fritillary, Argynnis paphia, gospica (little lady) in Slovenian


 

 


 
41565. Ičo's snack: kulen, cheese and žemlja (bread roll is a rather poor translation)


 

 


 
41566. Another snack: cooked chickpeas and spinach, buckwheat bread, garlic, black cumin oil, figs, plums, aronia juice with spinach water


 

 


 
41562. The weather cooled off by about 5 degrees C since last week.


 

 


 
41568. There are many ways to make fire, some are more comfortable than others.


 

 

To Cave Bottom and Back


 


 
41569. Gregor on top of the depot, now filled to capacity.


 

 


 
41570. Mare with a full bucket - the feeling was quite overwhelming as today was his first deep down cave duty.


 

 


 
41571. Marjan above the terminal pit


 

 


 
41572. Matod is digging ...


 

 


 
41573. ... quite a distance below the the access ledge.


 

 


 
41574. Beams that hold the collapse in place


 

 


 
41575. Continuation is believed to be where the light comes from ...


 

 


 
41577. ... behind these rocks, below a firm ceiling which is no longer part of the collapse.


 

 


 
41578. Close view of the current excavation place


 

 


 
41580. A hole in the collapse, opposite the excavation ceiling


 

 


 
41579. View up from the bottom with Metod on top ...


 

 


 
41581. ... and now already below again


 

 


 
41582. Marjan is waiting in the tunnel for the Klok to pass him on the way up so that he can replace Metod at the excavation front.


 

 


 
41583. View of the entrance pit from below


 

 


 
41587. Improvised tripod ...


 

 


 
41586. ... for this selfie at the entrance


 

 


 
41584. Gregor, on his way down after a short break outside, tried how the phone camera shutter release voice control would work ...


 

 


 
41585. ... and Cheese! proved to be the best choice.


 

 

Članska vas Village


 


 
41588. View of the village in the deciduous foliage, from the trail to Radošca


 

 


 
41589. Preparation of afternoon snack on the open fire: hot water and pancakes


 

 


 
41590. Mare and Marjan are back ...


 

 


 
41591. ... and so are Metod and Gregor.


 

 


 
41592. Getting out of the cave digging fatigues


 

 

Unica River to the South and to the Southeast of the Village Laze


 


 
41593. View to Breg Unica riverbank from the access track


 

 


 
41594. View upstream Unica with dense grass and willow bushes at the sides, Planinska gora hill is on the horizon.


 

 


 
41595. River crossing shallows ...


 

 


 
41596. ... and a view downstream


 

 


 
41597. Jama v Dolenjih lokah cave (Cave Registry Nr. 172), a sinkhole with an artificially widened entrance, view from inside out ...


 

 


 
41598. ... and here from the end of the artificial tunnel


 

 


 
41599. View towards the inside from the end of the concrete wall


 

 


 
41600. View southeast, across Unica


 

 


 
41601. Požiralnik pri Dolenjih lokah cave, view from the Unica river bed


 

 


 
41603. Hornbeam trees, in the forest above the sinkholes


 

 


 
41604. Closer view of the hollow trunk of the hornbeam on the left of the previous picture - a bumble bee just flew into its interior.


 

 


 
41605. View out from the hornbeam cavern


 

 


 
41602. View west across Unica with Planinska gora in the background


 

 

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