Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 07/09/2018


Photo taken on August  2, 2011


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Porthcadjack - The South West Peninsula Coast Path

Porthcadjack - The South West Peninsula Coast Path
This is a note about 3 paths!
The new-ish path is the stepped zig-zag one, an 80s creation and it helped to stabilise the much worn slopes here. The original path went straight up to the right of the zig-zag and is only faintly visible, not the one to the left, which is the creation of impatient recent walkers.
Now that the original path has recovered from the severe erosion, I risk being naughty and sometimes take this direct path as I can't do any damage if I am the only walker who takes this route (for nostalgia's sake only, you understand!).
When I was trying to get fit after giving up smoking, I used to run up the zig-zag path and then trot back down, and then do it again. My record was 6 times repeatedly and I got fit in no time! Then I moved to Spain, got a teaching job, walking in the hills became less and less frequent and I soon became unfit again! :o(

xacobeo4, Nouchetdu38, Gabriella Siglinde, micritter and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
They are a fascinating sight!. The one to the left reminds me of the early days here in Washington New Town. No paths were laid by the local authority in the various parks and open spaces. Then when the population left lines as they found the most direct routes the Council then followed these lines creating permanent tarmac paths!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Larry Drummond
Yes! Same in Madrid, I used to walk across a horrid, dusty path, after rain a muddy trudge across a construction site, as did thousands of others. When the property boom crashed in 2008, walkways, half-constructed paths etc just suddenly atrophied so that they are permanently 2008!
The street art photos I posted recently are a manifestation of this!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
Like a lot of popular paths they are suffering from to many feet !! don't ask what I think about mountain bikers on footpaths
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Peter Castell
I am running out of choice Spanish swear words when I am flattened against a granite wall, or unceremoniously dumped into a mountain stream by a high pitched cacophonous, diesel fumed, whirlwind of mountain bikers. I like bikes. I like the mountains. But never mix the two!
3 months ago.
Frans Schols
Frans Schols
Schitterende opname, Andy. Zeer interessant is jouw uitleg over de verschillende paden.
Ik denk, dat het record ,van 6 beklimmingen achter elkaar nog steeds op jouw naam staat, Andy.
Hartelijke groeten.......Frans.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Frans!
No-one else would be so stupid!
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
Fascinating photo, fascinating info, great story.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to John FitzGerald
Many thanks, John!
3 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fabulous capture!

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3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, William
and Fred.
3 months ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
C'est impressionnant !
3 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Une belle ascension en perspective !
3 months ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
La ligne droite est toujours la plus courte ! bonne journée Andy.
3 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
I like this!
have a great day:)
3 months ago.
Ruth
Ruth
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
3 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
I simply don't understand why people always have to create shortcuts. The "new" path has a good gradient and doesn't cause much eriosion whereas the shortcut loosk like a ready made riverbed for heavy rain.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Gudrun
... which is of course what happened!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Nicely taken Andy...............and an interesting narrative. It's always going to be a trade-off between various users of the countryside; walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders etc. Each contributes to the erosion of footpaths and trails............but of course we want and need to maintain and encourage access to the great outdoors.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Keith Burton
Yes. Give and take. But I'd still rather do without the motor bikes! To be fair, I've never seen them here and I'm sure they are forbidden on the coast path but they plague my walks in the Sierra de La Cabrera!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Keith Burton has replied to Andy Rodker
..........and the bloody 4 x 4's which rip up the bridleways and force horse riders to use the footpaths for safety.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Francis,
Nicole,
Erhard,
Ulrich,
Julien,
Philipe,
Claudia,
Jocelyne,
Annemarie,
Ruth,
Gudrun,
Keith,
Thank you all!
3 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wait'll you get older and then see how hard it is to stay fit. Excellent photo and explanation.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Ron Hanko
I am older and it is hard!
You've had your medical issues and I've had had mine and we are both determined to fight on! Otherwise, what's the point?
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
This is a new view to me Andy. As you may know I don't like heights and when I saw how steep the Tintagel steps were, I nearly turned around, but bravely did it in the end ;-)) A fine shot!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
It's the next stretch after Portreath going west. There isn't a section that needs a head for heights here!
Nonetheless, if vertigo is a problem then you were very brave!
Thank you!
3 months ago.
polytropos
polytropos
In younger years I prefered the direct way; nowadays I'm choosing rather the zigzag ;-)
3 months ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
I would definitely choose the zigzag.....and even then I'd struggle!!!
3 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful to see , we have walked that path Andy,
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pat29
I'm sure you have, Pat!
3 months ago.
Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge
Z for Zorro
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Fred Fouarge
Indeed Fred!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Rashid!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Gabriella!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Nouchet!
2 months ago.
xacobeo4
xacobeo4
Wow, fantastic shot
6 days ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Rebeca!
12 hours ago.