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!

Sylvain Wiart, Gudrun, Ulrich John, Jenny W and 62 other people have particularly liked this photo


80 comments - The latest ones
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Nice shot, Andy, and interesting info..
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Claude,
zombie - please to see that you are still here!
John,
Many thanks to you all!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
@ngelique,
Therese,
Thank you both!
4 weeks ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A thunderous shot !!
4 weeks ago.
micritter
micritter
Another magnificent shot.
4 weeks 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. ;-)
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pam J
Thank you, Pam.
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Ronald Losure
We all love John Lennon and we should also love Cornish Sardines! Semolina Pilchards notwithstanding!
3 weeks ago.
Pam J
Pam J
So beautiful !
4 weeks ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
A nouveau un plaisir des yeux ..merci Andy
4 weeks ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
CLASSE... la saisie !**********************
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Steve,
Evan,
Udo,
Larry,
micritter,
Ron,Pam,
Rol,
Jocelyne,
Many thanks to you all!
4 weeks ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
Jolie prise
4 weeks ago.
Nitro76
Nitro76
Magnifique ! Amitiés, Richard
4 weeks ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Une belle image d'une mer mouvementée !
4 weeks ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Lovely well-timed capture, and I liked the story
They are the main ingredients of stargazey pie, I think
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Judith Jannetta
They certainly are! Had it once in a restaurant in Marazion. It was excellent!
4 weeks ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Interesting info as is the picture with the waves crashing over the jetty.
4 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, love the splash of the waves against the rocks !! Marvelous view, Andy !!
4 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet has added
4 weeks ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Brilliant capture, perfect timing.
4 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Outstanding picture, great colors !!!
4 weeks 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 :-))
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
I know, Rosa. That's why I dedicated to you! :o)
4 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne has replied to Andy Rodker
Thank you :-))
3 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful photo and great information, Andy.
4 weeks ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Outstanding capture Andy
4 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful seascape !!
4 weeks ago.
Bernhard Sonderhuesken
Bernhard Sonderhuesk…
Wow, wonderful.
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Adele,
Rafael,
Thank you both!
4 weeks ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Excellent set again Andy. We stopped here a couple of years ago whilst staying at St Agnes.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago.
volker_hmbg
volker_hmbg
Not quite a day to take a bath! Excellent shot, Andy!
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Bernhard,
Roger,
Volker,
Many thanks!
4 weeks ago.
Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft
That's a beauty and what a wave. Reminds me its a long time since I've been there :-(
4 weeks ago.
antje p.
antje p.
Looks as ist will be a very refreshing bath...
Super shot, Andy!
4 weeks ago.
Petr Chudoba
Petr Chudoba
nice capture
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Cammino,
Colin,
antje,
Petr.
Thank you all!
4 weeks ago.
S Drury
S Drury
A smashing shot here Andy .. interesting information supplied also

Best wishes ... Steve
4 weeks ago.
Magdalena Hudranová
Magdalena Hudranová
Beautiful view.
4 weeks ago.
Dominique 60
Dominique 60
superbe andy !!
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Carlos,
Steve,
Magdalena,
Dominique,
Leon,
Many thanks to you all!
4 weeks ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
spectacular !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Katja,
Nora,
Very many thanks to you both!
4 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Congrats on Explore, Andy !******************
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Betty,
Carol,
Roger,
Great comments!
Thank you!!
4 weeks ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
This is a crackin' photo, Andy. Beautiful rich blue tones. Ace timing and love the crashing waves.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Roger (B).
4 weeks ago.
Nacer Hakem
Nacer Hakem
Splendide moment !!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Nacer!
4 weeks ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Spectacular capture!

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