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The Pepper Pot

The Pepper Pot
... or Huer's Lookout, Portreath, Cornwall.
The Huer had to look out for the coming of the pilchard shoal; when seen, the town would galvanise into frenetic but well-practiced action! The nightmare scenario was if it was missed because it passed by in the night! In which case somewhere else in Wales or Ireland benefited.

Dimas Sequeira, Martine, Gudrun, Nora Caracci and 61 other people have particularly liked this photo


80 comments - The latest ones
 Pierre Florisoone
Pierre Florisoone
Magnifique vue mise en valeur dans ce petit encadrement !!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Pierre!
2 years ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
beauté de cet endroit et de cette photo ....bravo andy !!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Dominique!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Erhard,
Steve,
Josiane,
Very many thanks!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thanks again, John!
2 years ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Superbe compo **
2 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Wonderful color and beautiful perspective, Andy.
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Wonderful patchwork of colours, building a stone lookout shelter shows how vital to their survival the fish were
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Peter Castell club
True, Peter, especially after the collapse of the tin mining industry in the 1860s. Together with Charleston, near St Austell, Portreath was the main port for the import of the coal that was fundamental for the functioning of the Cornish engine houses (tin, copper, arsenic, etc.)
Unfortunately, the pilchard shoals suddenly declined too (over-fishing? climate change? who knows?). Portreath then declined rapidly, as did much of Cornwall.
Apart from tourism, which is only selectively beneficial, Cornwall relies massively on EU help. And it voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.
Go figure!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Narelle Moreno
Narelle Moreno club
Excellent shot...beautiful colours! Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Tere79Sa,
Marianek,
Jenny,
Leon,
Larry,
Judith,
Boro,
Ron,
Peter,
Narelle,
Many thanks to you all!
2 years ago.
 Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr club
Wow, lovely, Andy!!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Angelofruhr club
As you know, I like wow! Angelika! Thank you!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thanks, Nick! Have a good week!
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...holiday paradise...
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Erika Akire club
I agree, Erika!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Helena,
Angelika,
Erika,
Very many thanks!
2 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
How glorious this is Andy. Such a beautiful view and a perfectly composed shot. Nice to see blues skies too!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Ecobird club
I know how you feel, Carol. Madrid has just gone from 'Winter? What Winter?' to white out and minus lots! today! And I have a very busy timetable this week that musn't in any way be disturbed by 1) my cold, 2) the weather stopping my students attending class, and 3) my being unable to take classes. I am paid by the hour taught. It is the way here! :o(
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
John,
Carol,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
what a contradiction in itself
Cornwall relies massively on EU help. And it voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.
oh,oh,oh
I've never known before... ;-((
and it is very interesting that the sardines (pilchards) there were so many swarms.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
One of the bitterest ironies of the referendum result is that the people who voted 'leave' are, in the main, the ones who will suffer most. I have strong feelings about this and don't want to get started on a rant here!
As to the pilchards: They suddenly declined around the turn of the last century; no one really knows why. They are still caught, but in tiny numbers compared to then. The Cornish tourist authority decided, in their wisdom, to re-brand them (about 20 years ago, or so) as 'Cornish sardines', probably thinking that 'pilchard' had connotations as a fish for the poor and that sardines had connotations of a Mediterranean beach barbecue, or something like that! A mistake in my opinion, but what do I know??
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shot!

Admired in:
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2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
So beautiful !
2 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
love this cliffs
2 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Lovely scene! The wild flowers really add beauty.
2 years ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Preciosa costa llena de brezales, muy parecido a lo que tenemos en el País Vasco.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marije Aguillo club
I'm sure you're right. I haven't been there yet. Cantabria, yes but not Pais Vasco. So many places to see! So little time! so little money! So much aspiration!
:o)
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Chrissy,
Petar,
Narvik,
aNNa,
William,
Mario,
Eunice,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Marije,
buonacoppi,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Very well composed Andy.
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautiful.
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Terrific capture, Andy *************
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Wonderful scenic coastal landscape. Well done Andy Regards Tess
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Back to say Congratulations on Explore What's Hot. . Well deserved for this image Regards Tess.
2 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Very nice work! Congrats on explore.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ulrich,
* ઇઉ * ,
Richard,
Annemarie,
Jaap,
Jean,
Marie-claire,
Tess,
Cheryl,
Many thanks to you all!
2 years ago.
 MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Wonderful view Andy - Marvelous landscape !
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Hans,
Marcel,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Also this is a wonderful shot of a fantastic coastal landscape, Andy!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to * ઇઉ * club
The area is pretty good, I have to agree!
:o)
2 years ago.
* ઇઉ * club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
Thank you! :))
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Katja!
2 years ago.
 Yves Lurol
Yves Lurol
incredible composition andy / best wishes and my greetings / yves
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Yves Lurol
I appreciate your YS, Yves!
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
The glorious beauty of Cornwall !!!
such a gorgeous catch and composition, Andy!
Unfortunately never been there even though I would have always loved to, above all when had the opportunity being in England so many times.. what's more, as a teen-ager I was so deeply attracted by the Breton Cycle or..Daphne due Maurier 's novels :-o) that I've been always thinking of it as a fairy land. And it is , in spite of all.
Thank you so much for your very interesting pieces of information about what I was so completely ignoranT!! This a start for me to deepen my historical, cultural and social awareness(not only being based on.. novels!!:-D) before taking my trip to Cornwall!! 'ìll go there!!
Fingers crossed !!
Sorry for my so long-winded comment.:-)
All the best-Bea
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
You are right Bea ... a world of difference between the fantasy world (Daphne de Maurier, Rosamunde Pilcher, etc) and the reality for over 9/10ths of the population, who have always been extremely poor. One of the most deprived areas of the UK. Often the way; beauty in the countryside and coast but much poverty as well.
You can't eat scenery!
But pleased you like this photo!
Best wishes,
Andy
2 years ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Andy, thanks for another perfect "Explore", truly a magnificent pix.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marvin Matthews
Thank you, Marvin! Are you missing 23?
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
All the elements I like about your shots from Cornwall have come together wonderfully in this image Andy...................just WOW..!!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
I appreciate your WOW ... and YS, Keith!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
awesome landscape and funny title!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
thank you Gabi and the title is its true name, not my invention!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Joan,
cammino,
Yves,
Bea,
Marvin,
Keith,
Gabi,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Great notes and superb picture!!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ron L,
Mike,
Rosa,
Thank you!
2 years ago.
 Berny
Berny club
wonderful landscape and great photo!
2 years ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Was für eine schöne Küste!
2 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
So Wonderful, its alovely walk along there
2 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
extra cette vue
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Berny,
Ian,
Wilhelm,
Pat,
Yannick,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
How gorgeous!******
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you again, Nouchet!
2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Brilliant composition and colours Andy.

Best wishes, Doug
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Doug!
2 years ago.
 Lucette
Lucette club
Vraiment de jolies couleurs Andy ; j'aime !
belle soirée !
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you very much, Lucette!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Bill!
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
I don't know why I missed this beauty !!!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Nora Caracci club
Thank you nora! I do it all the time! It's because some people upload their photos TWICE, about 12 hours apart. So when I come back to view members photos I think , 'Ah yes! I remember seeing this one before, so I don't have to go further back'. And then I miss 12 hours worth of members' uploads! :o(
It does irritate me because I think why are they so special that we have to view their shots twice as often as they view ours! It seems arrogant to me!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture.
Admired in The 700+ Club (incorporating 50+faves)
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
June,
Gudrun,
Many thanks!
2 years ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting ViewsJ
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Ruth!
2 years ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
This is a beautiful shot with a great narrative Andy, I don't know how I missed this one.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to John Lawrence club
Thank you, John.
I do it all the time! I think it's because some people upload their photos TWICE, about 12 hours apart. So when I come back to view members photos I think , 'Ah yes! I remember seeing this one before, so I don't have to go further back'. And then I miss 12 hours worth of members' uploads! :o(
It does irritate me because I think why are they so special that we have to view their shots twice as often as they view ours! It seems arrogant to me!
2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Spectacular view and interesting info about the purpose of the "pepper pot"!
8 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Dimas!
8 months ago.

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