Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 09/19/2017


Photo taken on August 22, 2012



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Portreath Harbour, for Rosa.

Portreath Harbour, for Rosa.
The 'Pepperpot' at top right was the huer's look out. A huer had the responsibility of calling (hueing) the first sighting of the pilchard shoal. When that happened, the whole town swung into very serious action!
The jetty and round stone hut on the left, having withstood many severe storms, finally succumbed to a huge storm the following year. And rebuilt extremely quickly. When I re-visited in 2014, it was as if nothing had been destroyed! I was impressed!

Andrea Riberti, Sylvain Wiart, Gudrun, Ulrich John and 63 other people have particularly liked this photo


83 comments - The latest ones
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Nice shot, Andy, and interesting info..
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to John Goodwin
John, I never thought twice about the term 'huer' until I thought: 'yes. hue and cry!'
It is very obviously an old Anglo-Saxon term, and not a Celtic one as I had presumed. But it is unsurprising that Cornwall sometimes preserves old Anglo-Saxon terms now, just as it did old Cornish terms a couple of centuries ago. Such is the relentless pressure on old languages.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Claude,
zombie - please to see that you are still here!
John,
Many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
@ngelique,
Therese,
Thank you both!
7 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A thunderous shot !!
7 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Another magnificent shot.
7 months ago.
Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure
Excellent and beautiful photo. I needed some serious contemplation to understand your caption. (Pilchard shoal?) I think I have figured it out. ;-)
7 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Ronald Losure
Pilchard is a fish Ronald. Once upon a time the whole of the Cornish fishing industry revolved around Pilchards. Now.. the fish have gone... it was a disaster of many fishing villages.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pam J
Thank you, Pam.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Ronald Losure
I would just add to Pam's reply that they still catch a few pilchards (a larger variety of sardine) but in nowhere like the numbers of yesteryear. They market them today as 'Cornish sardines' since pilchards are seen to have a downmarket image (as herrings are too - unfairly in both cases). As such, they sell as a premium product at a price to match!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Ronald Losure has replied to Pam J
Thanks for the info, Pam. I had heard only of semolina pilchard climbing up the Eiffel tower.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Ronald Losure
We all love John Lennon and we should also love Cornish Sardines! Semolina Pilchards notwithstanding!
6 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
So beautiful !
7 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
A nouveau un plaisir des yeux ..merci Andy
7 months ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
CLASSE... la saisie !**********************
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Steve,
Evan,
Udo,
Larry,
micritter,
Ron,Pam,
Rol,
Jocelyne,
Many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
Jolie prise
7 months ago.
Nitro76
Nitro76
Magnifique ! Amitiés, Richard
7 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Une belle image d'une mer mouvementée !
7 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Lovely well-timed capture, and I liked the story
They are the main ingredients of stargazey pie, I think
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Judith Jannetta
They certainly are! Had it once in a restaurant in Marazion. It was excellent!
7 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Interesting info as is the picture with the waves crashing over the jetty.
7 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, love the splash of the waves against the rocks !! Marvelous view, Andy !!
7 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet has added
7 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Brilliant capture, perfect timing.
7 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Outstanding picture, great colors !!!
7 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Great shot Andy!! I have stood there for hours on occasions watching and listening to the waves crashing :-)) I must look out the little video I took of it. Super shot, thanks for showing :-))
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
I know, Rosa. That's why I dedicated to you! :o)
7 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne has replied to Andy Rodker
Thank you :-))
7 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful photo and great information, Andy.
7 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Outstanding capture Andy
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful seascape !!
7 months ago.
Bernhard Sonderhuesken
Bernhard Sonderhuesk…
Wow, wonderful.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Udo,
Hans,
Schussentaler,
Erhard,
Nick,
Philippe,
Joan,
Nouchet,
Annemarie,
malone (welcome!),
Gisela,
Nina,
Gillou,
Richard,
Claudia,
Judith,
Ian,
Marie-claire,
John,
Jose,
Rosa,
Ron,
Pat,
Jaap,
Bernhard (welcome!),
Very many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Adele,
Rafael,
Thank you both!
7 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Excellent set again Andy. We stopped here a couple of years ago whilst staying at St Agnes.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Martin Humphreys
Thank you, Martin! I lived a few miles from here for a time and my parents still do.
7 months ago.
volker_hmbg
volker_hmbg
Not quite a day to take a bath! Excellent shot, Andy!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to volker_hmbg
You would be surprised, Volker. A surfer is just out of shot. And the local children often swim in this part of the harbour in conditions worse than this as it is relatively protected and they enjoy the high waves!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Bernhard,
Roger,
Volker,
Many thanks!
7 months ago.
Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft
That's a beauty and what a wave. Reminds me its a long time since I've been there :-(
7 months ago.
antje p.
antje p.
Looks as ist will be a very refreshing bath...
Super shot, Andy!
7 months ago.
Petr Chudoba
Petr Chudoba
nice capture
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Cammino,
Colin,
antje,
Petr.
Thank you all!
7 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
A smashing shot here Andy .. interesting information supplied also

Best wishes ... Steve
7 months ago.
Magdalena Hudranová
Magdalena Hudranová
Beautiful view.
7 months ago.
Dominique 60
Dominique 60
superbe andy !!
7 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
I like how the smashing wave finds a correspondence with that small cloud above. All further is said already ... except: how fun it is, to see, how many people are active here again! Great stuff!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Leon_Vienna
Yes Leon - fantastic! I've seen a few old members return. Now we need to get some more as well!
The jetty and round stone hut on the left, having withstood many severe storms, finally succumbed to a huge storm the following year. And rebuilt extremely quickly. When I re-visited in 2014, it was as if nothing had been destroyed! I was impressed!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Carlos,
Steve,
Magdalena,
Dominique,
Leon,
Many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
spectacular !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Katja,
Nora,
Very many thanks to you both!
7 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Congrats on Explore, Andy !******************
7 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A beautifully timed shot Andy and a lovely image. Good to have some information included. It brings the locations to life Congrats on Explore
7 months ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Hi Andy, another excellent vision of Cornish coast, just to say I enjoy the viewing and reminder of days from when my sister lived just outside Tintagel.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Roger Dodger
Thank you Roger! I don't know the east of Cornwall that well. I visited Tintagel once. Polperro once (never again!), Boscastle once, the day before the flooding in 2003 or 4 (I forget which)! And Liskeard (a very pleasing town I thought) once.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Betty,
Carol,
Roger,
Great comments!
Thank you!!
7 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
This is a crackin' photo, Andy. Beautiful rich blue tones. Ace timing and love the crashing waves.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Roger (B).
7 months ago.
Nacer H
Nacer H
Splendide moment !!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Nacer!
7 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Spectacular capture!

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7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Malik,
William,
Thank you both!
7 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Gorgeous wave and blues.
7 months ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
Cracker Andy
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Marianek (welcome!),
Jean,
Fred,
Richard,
Many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
splash¡¡¡ great moment for clic, strong sea waves
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Mario!
7 months ago.
Berny
Berny
A lot of turbulences even behind the wall, spalshing pic!!
7 months ago.
Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Nice splash and great moment photo,
Have a nice weekend!
7 months ago.
Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau
Dort vorn auf der Mole möchte ich nicht stehen. Ein toller Schuss.****************))
7 months ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
A gorgeous landscape!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Bea,
Berny,
Sonia,
Bernd,
Suzanne - welcome!
Thank you all!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Jenny!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks Bea!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Ulrich!
6 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Impressive wild sea! At least impressive to watch from a safe distance...
6 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Exactly! Thank you Gudrun!!
6 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Sylvain!
6 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture.
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4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Andrea,
June,
Thank you both!
4 months ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Excellent, Andy.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Marvin!
4 months ago.