Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 95
66 Buckets, to Say Nothing of the Crew

October 10, 2018, 26 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, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Adrian Wilkins, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo and Daniel Rojšek - Danč.

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

Članska vas Village


42085. Adrian returning from the bucket hauling duty, battered but proud: Once a caver, always a caver.



42084. After Radošca there are other obligations waiting for the team, often agricultural, as attested by this roto tiller cultivator in the car trunk of ...



42101. ... Mare, the other member of the bucket hauling team.



To Cave Bottom


42086. Gregor below the depot, waiting for another bucket to be delivered by ...



42087. ... Marjan, in the middle of the transport chain, with ...



42088. ... Manč at its beginning.



42089. Still life with empty buckets at the collapse



42091. Metod, the current excavator, as seen from the site bottom, after he and the photographer changed places.



42093. Cracked rock at the right side of the collapse, in the bypass to avoid sliding of the masses.



42094. In the continuation there are some calcite concretions, small but hope raising.



42095. Another close view of the continuation pores ...



42096. ... and a wider view. The bottom is an easier dig but could undercut the base of the collapse.



42098. View of Metod digging, from the top of the terminal shaft



42099. Loaded buckets, tightly stacked up to conserve space, about to be trasported up to the depot, now already a considerable distance away.



Cave Entrance


42100. Marjan, up in the bright again



Članska vas Village


42102. View towards the shelter from the trail to the cave



42103. Danč and Adrian, caving buddies from the early seventies, at the outer table. The wine on the table is from the Danč vineyard, of charmingly delicate taste, with a touch of inviting sweet.



42104. View of the autumn deciduous forest east of Članska vas, where the author found a shadow which would preserve the culinary ingredients for the author's snack. A glance in the opposite direction ...



42105. ... is much less attractive, it is difficult to keep things tidy after you return from the cave, in condition which leaves a lot to be desired.



42110. Žan and Ičo at the table, at the beginning of their snack



42107. Žan's plate, barbecue and white bread



42106. At the outer table things started rather humbly - the salami is home-made, by Danč ...



42109. ... and the colourful paprika glass is by Mare.



42108. Photographer's part of the table, with some intrusions from elsewhere: compote of carrot, apples and grapes, sheep yogurt, boiled quail eggs, corn bread and kiwi, aronia juice with hot water



42112. All together now at the outer table: Ičo, Mare, Danč, Gregor, Marjan, Žan, Metod, Adrian and Manč



42113. Danč, a caver since early seventies, a good friend, the first authority on Soča river, survivor of many hard ordeals, still a pure delight to look at (Adrian's portrait will be published in the next report).



  Lanski vrh, October 6     A Trip with Adrian to Soča River Valley and Mala Boka Cave Entrance, October 11  

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