June 15, 2019

Hermit of Desolation Sound – New Podcast

Hermit of Desolation Sound is Grant Lawrence’s latest story-telling podcast: this is the true tale of a man who dropped out of society to live a self-imposed life of solitude along the shores of the West Coast Canadian rain forest for many years. Russell Letawsky is the hermit – a man who grew up in Alberta and was a downtown Toronto business man before something snapped. He made his way out west and completed an epic crossing of the Coast Mountain Range on foot, without following any trails or roads. In Desolation Sound, British Columbia he lived alone in a tiny, hand-built, one room shack that was way, way off the grid. Then he met the Lawrence family, and an eleven-year-old Grant Lawrence. Download all thirteen free episodes here.

(6) Comments

  1. Eunice Wing says:

    I sat down last week and listened to episodes 1-12. Hard to imagine how he lived through so many lives and adventures. He came from an area in eastern Alberta where we lived and amazing how he left there, then to Eastern Canada before finding his way to Desolation Sound. Very well done. Look forward to more stories.

  2. Grant Lawrence says:

    thank you very much, Eunice, glad you enjoyed the series.

  3. Denise says:

    Dear Grant ,
    I just finished reading your book ,”Adventures in Solitude “
    for our book club . I loved it ! What great stories you wove into your book , the history of the early land owners and their adventures and tragedies were so descriptive it felt like I was there with them !
    Our family bought a little cedar log cabin in Windermere,B.C in 1971 . We spent many summers there in this beautiful area . I love this amazingly picturesque
    Province we call BritishColumbia and I could relate to a lot of your experiences . What a privilege we had as kids to grow up so close to nature and enjoy the lessons and freedom it bestowed on us .
    Our book club is in Lake Country ! Love to have you pop in as our guest of honour Grant !

    Cheers ???? Thank you for a wonderful read ❤️

  4. Grant Lawrence says:

    Thanks so much for reading, Denise! When is your book club date??? I’ll stop by if I can.

  5. Calla Pittam says:

    Hey! We just listened to your podcast about the hermit in desolation sound… thank you so much for publishing this! I’m from Vancouver and we recently acquired a sail boat, this series gave us so much excitement to explore our coast. I’ve only been there once as a child, but desolation sound is our next destination.

    I’m writing to you because next week is my husbands birthday, and he’s become obsessed with the intro to your podcast (hermit of desolation sound) is there a full version of this song? It’s absolutely beautiful and he keeps trying to recreate it on his guitar but if love to give him the full song for his bday!

  6. Grant Lawrence says:

    Hi Calla – thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed it. I’ll send you an email about the song.



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