Latest Gower Peninsula Stories

2008-08-28 00:00:22

A fishing boat was left high and dry after it ran aground on a desolate beach yesterday. The 50ft vessel Bruno was on passage from Bideford in North Devon when it broke loose from its overnight moorings off the South Wales coast. Coastguards coordinated a rescue mission to bring the four crewmen safely ashore but by morning the Bruno cut a lonely figure, stranded about 50 metres from the sea. A spokesman for Swansea Coastguard said: "It is not unknown to have boats stranded on the beach...

2008-08-27 18:00:30

IT'S not what you'd expect to see on one of Wales' most famous beaches on a late summer afternoon. This is the Bruno of Sutton - a 50ft-long fishing boat which was towed back to sea yesterday after beaching on the Gower beauty spot of Rhossili. The ship, skippered by Donald Mac Kenzie, had sailed from Biddiford in Devon across the Bristol Channel in search of whelks. It was anchored in sheltered water to the west of Worm's Head on Monday night but during the early hours of yesterday...

2008-07-26 18:00:22

BEACH-FRONT living with history is up for auction with this four- storey semi-detached townhouse. Located on the sea-front in the small, picturesque, seaside village of Saunders foot, it is expected to sell for anywhere between pounds 400,000 and pounds 450,000. It features superb views of the south Pembrokeshire coast, looking across the harbour and bay towards the Gower coast. The new owner will also have their own slice of the seaside as the plot includes a small area of beach, as...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'