Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

Willard – the hermit of Gully Lake (1)

In the 1940’s American-born Willard (Kitchener) MacDonald jumped his troop train heading to WWII. Fearing authorities he lived as a Hermit deep in the northern wilderness of Nova Scotia, Canada, for more than 60 years. This is the true story of The Hermit of Gully Lake, a man who lived a life that the rest of us could never endure. He was a soul in exile and yet you will discover that he touched the lives of so many, in ways that no one can really explain — Willard became a Legend.

A strange and remarkable man. Though few of us might envy him, the way he lived his life at least show all of us that choices are possible; that working for a corporation all our lives, buying a property to fill it with stuff is only one choice among.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary “Willard, Hermit of Gully Lake” directed by Amy Goldberg and released in 2007.

Watch the video:   Willard of Gully Lake, part 1

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This entry was posted on December 29, 2009 by in Hermits, Hermits & Solitude and tagged , , , .
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