Sunday 3 March 2024

The B Team's Nine Stones Circle Altarnun Bodmin Moor Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip to the wilds of Bodmin Moor in the Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Nine Stone Circle. 

The B Team's Nine Stones Circle Altarnun Bodmin Moor Selfie 

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What a place, we couldn't catch our breath!

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

Greetings to all the history aficionados and travel enthusiasts out there!

As we glanced about undulating terrain of Bodmin Moor, we were mesmerized by the raw beauty of the landscape. With its sweeping vistas of heather-strewn hills and hidden valleys, this is a place that seems to pulse with a primal energy – a place where the past and present merge in a mystical dance. And as we approached the Nine Stones Circle, we could feel ours hearts quickening with anticipation. This ancient monument, dating back over 4,000 years, is a testament to the skill and ingenuity of our human ancestors. Getting closer, we could see the distinctive shape of each of the nine remaining granite stones that make up the existing circle, once thought to be twenty four stones. Some were tall and slender, pointed up towards the sky like outstretched fingers. Others were broad and flat, their surfaces weathered and pitted by centuries of wind and rain.

But what sets this stone circle apart from others is that some of the stones are partially submerged in the earth, giving the impression that they are rising up out of the ground like ancient sentinels. It's a striking and unforgettable sight, and one that adds to the sense of mystery and power that surrounds this place. Please note: The ground is very boggy in this area, so not a place where mew would go walking around - don't forget that we bip in and bit out and leave no trace. As we very carefully walked around the circle, we were struck by the way the stones seemed to shimmer and glow in the golden light of the late afternoon sun. Each one was carefully positioned to create a sense of balance and harmony, with the circle spanning 49 feet or 15m in diameter. But the Nine Stones Circle is more than just an incredible feat of engineering – it also has a rich and fascinating history. Archaeologists believe that the circle was used for ceremonial or religious purposes, possibly as a place of worship or a site for astronomical observation. And in prehistoric times this area was used for settlements as there is evidence of hut circles within a short distance of the stones. As some us braved the leap over the water to get closer to one of the sentinels, and I must say I nearly ended in getting rather wet! MOL But we could feel the earth beneath our paws thrumming with a sense of ancient power. Perhaps this was a place where people came to connect with the spirits of the land, or to mark important events in their lives. Or maybe it was simply a gathering place where people could come together to share stories and laughter.
From the towering tors that rise up from the moorland to the sparkling streams that wind their way through the valleys, Bodmin Moor is a place of raw and elemental power. And the Nine Stones Circle is a potent symbol of that power, a reminder of the deep and enduring connection between humanity and the land.

Whatever its original purpose, the Nine Stones Circle is a meowgical reminder of the enduring connection between humanity and the natural world. And as we gazed out over the wild and windswept expanse of Bodmin Moor, we felt a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to experience this place and its history.



 BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide

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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.

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Pastel 2 + colour changes to brightness and vignette frame.

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 11 mins 24 secs. 

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We're off on a little garden safari, as there's some gardening jobs that need snoopervising, and mew know that we cats, are the best snoopervisors ever.

Smooch has already put his order in for lunch at exactly 1pm, so woe betide the P.A. if she's one minute late dishing up! MOL

If mew've missed any BBHQ excitement in the last week, here are the links:

We'll be back tomorrow with a supurr fun post just for mew, so do stop by, and here's a little hint, get your colouring pens out! MOL

We do hope mew have an epic day, and don't forget to...

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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. Look at that!
    Wonderful artification, and I'd love to visit this location.
    Off to puzzle...thanks.

  2. Wowzers, that place looks otherworldy, mew guys! What an epic place for a selfie!

  3. Another place local to us! I agree, it is very boggy up on the moor, but in summer you can safely pick your way along the paths. It is a lovely place to visit. Your art makes it look very mysterious.

  4. Those stone circles are all furry mysterious and kind of spooky. Interesting that so many seem to consist of nine stones.

  5. Now that's a great effect. Looks like someone may be getting wet paws if they cant make the jump to dry(ish) land ;)

  6. Nice selfie and very cool art. Thanks for the puzzle. XO

  7. Another amazing place sounds fab. Love your photo and the arty one is stunning.x😽❤️🐈‍⬛🐾

  8. Wow, Smooch, what a great write-up about this very special and fascinating place! Love both versions of the B-Team visit there!

  9. That sure is an impressive stone circle!
    Hope you didn't bring home any mudpies on your paws...LOL!

  10. As always, a fascinating report on an amazing place. Thank you!


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