Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 94
The Cave and the Firewood

October 3, 2018, 12 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 Juvan - Manč, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo and Anton Brancelj - Ižanc.

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

Članska vas Village


42003. After Metod and Manč made some interesting micro-level discoveries while digging in Radošca - Manč had obligations elsewhere and had to depart early - the work with winter firewood preparation proceeded outside. The author was late, during his recent cave-related trip to Poland he again took too many pictures which require extensive time before being sorted out, not to mention the descriptions, and the work at the shelter was slowly coming to an end: Mare, Metod, Žan and Ičo.



42015. Newly stacked firewood at the western shelter wall



42010. At the table: Mare, Ičo, Žan and Metod. Shelter has a new addition on the wall to the right, just outside this picture frame, which Metod mentioned in his report of Radošca 94. After the author's try to decorate the "pin-up" wall of the shelter with some cave-related glamour, he brought enlargements of Oedipus and the Sphinx by Ingres and Cave of the Storm Nymphs by Poynter, was flatly refused, even laughed at, Ičo hit the Članska vas people garage glamour taste much better with his copy of, albeit non cave-related, The Origin of the World by Courbet.



42004. Mare brought already prepared beef heart in an onion sauce and reheated it on his portable gas cooker. At home he first cooked it for one hour in a pressure cooker to make it softer, cut it into thin slices and continued the preparation following the ordinary goulash recipe. He enjoyed the meal so much that Metod also had to try it, twice.



42005. Žan opted for barbecued ribs, ...



42007. ... Metod brought some already baked pork from the grocery store, ...



42008. ... Ičo's preference was for barbecued sausages, pečenice in Slovenian (chocolate cubes on the right were brought by Metod), ...



42006. ... while the author's snack was composed of apple and plum compote, two pancakes, heated over the boiling compote, bread, goat yogurt and strawberry jam.



42011. An axe and a sledge hammer used to split firewood.



The Northern Track to Skednena jama Cave


42012. Just before the track forks off the continuation track of Vajzova cesta road, past Najdena jama cave, there is a small doline (vrtača in Slovenian) named Ižančev dol after an event of the past winter. The roads were mostly snow-free but a heavy snowfall during the day caught a few Radošca excursion members by surprise. The first to depart was Klok, to the east, towards the clearing at the end of Vajzova cesta road, and barely managed to pass the small slope before the clearing. Ižanc departed some time later, towards the west, as the distance to Kališka cesta road was considerably shorter. The ascent before the doline he did managed but with speed that caused his Toyota Prius to slide into what is now called Ižančev dol. After all the efforts to get the car back on track with the own forces (Članska vas team) failed, Žan phoned a friend from the village Laze who came with a tractor and pulled the car back to terra firma, as well as the Gregor's van which also got stuck.



42013. View west over the grass-overgrown track, towards the sun



42014. Two little feathered lighthouses



  A Visit to Śląsk / Silesia, Returning from Bielsko-Biała, October 1     Lanski vrh, October 6  

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