Sunday 22 October 2023

The B Team's Pentre Ifan Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip west in the Time Travelling Telephone Box to Pentre Ifan, Wales.

The B Team's Pentre Ifan Stone Circle Selfie

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Wow what a truly impurresive place to visit, we enjoyed every moment!

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

As we approached the towering stone circle in Pentre Ifan, Wales, we were immediately struck by a sense of awe and wonder. The massive stones, some standing over 16 feet tall, have been a mystery for centuries, and we couldn't help but feel a deep curiosity about their history and purrpose. We learned that the circle was built during the Neolithic period, around 3500 BC, and is one of the oldest and best-preserved stone circles in Wales. The stones are placed in a circular formation, with the largest stone, known as the "portal stone," standing at the entrance to the circle. The purpose of the stone circle is still unknown, but it is widely believed to have had some sort of religious or ceremonial significance. Maybe it was an actual portal in times gone by! One of the most fascinating things about the circle is how the stones were transported to the site. While there are many theories, the most commonly accepted explanation is that the stones were brought to the site using sledges, rollers, and ropes. This would have required an enormous amount of manpower and planning, and is a testament to the engineering skills of the people who built the circle. Despite the mystery surrounding the circle, there are many interesting facts that have been uncovered over the years. For example, it is believed that the circle was aligned with the summer solstice, like Stone Henge and that the portal stone may have had some sort of astronomical significance. Additionally, while the circle is the most famous structure at Pentre Ifan, there are other interesting features in the area, including a nearby burial chamber and standing stones. After exploring the stone circle, we took some time to visit the nearby town of Newport. The town has a rich history of its own, and is home to many quaint shops and cozy pubs. We also took a drive in the hummer through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is just a short distance away. The rugged coastline and stunning views were truly breathtaking, and we felt blessed to have the opportunity to experience such a beautiful part of the world. Standing among the towering stones, we couldn't help but feel a deep connection to the past. The mystery surrounding the stone circle in Pentre Ifan is part of what makes it such a pawesome destination for history buffs and curious travellers alike. Whether mew're interested in ancient engineering, astronomy, or simply exploring the natural beauty of the Welsh countryside, Pentre Ifan is a destination that should not be missed.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

We tried Prisma again this week, but there was nothing that complemented the picture, so BeFunky came to the rescue, and we think it turned out quite well.

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Oil painting DLX + colour changes to fill light and saturation.

This week we used the Prisma IOS App, and  the filter; Surf 

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins 32 secs. 

We're off to to go snooze as the P.A. and Cat Dad got flooded at work again on Friyay, so they're on a big clean up yesterday and today. 

The P.A. had to call one of her cousins to fetch her on Friday in his 4x4 as the Tank aka landrover was at work as it's waiting to have some chassis work done, and it took nearly an hour to get there (the normal journey takes maximun 15 minutes), and so many roads were closed due to flooding, it was even flooded on top of one the hills and the traffic was at a standstill in many places.

She said, she's never seen it this bad, and it was flooded in places that have never flooded before. Horrendous! 

We hope that at some point a roast dinner will be happening, otherwise Smooch will NOT BE PURRLEASED! 

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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  1. Ooh, we want to visit Wales too!
    You cats look fab while on your jaunt.

  2. I don't think you shoujd be up there but I bet the view is great.

  3. We are glad to see you are rock climbers, considering the awful flooding you meowed of. Hope yer home is dry and you safely rappelled down. Otherwise, we enjoyed to written tour. Precious

  4. Oh wow, that is definitely a place on the list to visit. Can you just imagine how impressive it would have been at the time! Thanks for sharing the stones and the local history, too.

  5. Y'all always have the best places for your group selfies! I sure wish those evil floods would leave your P.A. alone!

  6. Oops, I forget to say thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Such a fascinating place. I know it has stood for centuries, but that top stone still looks somewhat precariously supported, to me! The cats really make the pictures fun! I see so many kitty faces everywhere, not just at the top! Maybe I just look for cats ...

  8. Very impressive selfie- you are all great climbers. XO

  9. I am amazed by all of the tours you have been kind enough to take us on Basil, and I am impressed by this one too. I love all of the tours of stone monuments. I already mentioned I have about half my ancestors British, the most of the next half Scottish but, I have about 10 percent from Wales. So...I feel "right at home."

  10. I would dearly love to visit Wales. This stone circle looks amazing, and it's proof, to me, that ancient people weren't primitive in mind, thinking or capacity in any way, just had less technology than we have.

  11. We love how you purrsent these beautiful parts of the Country, kitties. Another interesting place that we wish to visit too😺 To bad about those floods...we're really sorry that happened. We had them too a few years ago, because they didn't closed the floodgates in and around our Countries, so we know how horrible this must be🙈 Extra Pawkisses for all of you🐾😽💞

  12. That looks to be a most amazing spot! How on earth did they ever get that huge rock on the top of the others???? Wow!

    Lets hope things dry out and that all the flooding abates.


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