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On Whale Island - Notes from a Place I Never Meant to Leave

Daniel Hays

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Description:

Thinking his wanderlust satisfied, Hays married and settled down, only to find himself restless for adventure once again. On Whale Island tells the story of how he packed up three boatloads of supplies, his wife, stepson, and two dogs and moved to a remote island off the coast of Nova Scotia, fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of escaping from the confines of civilization and living by his wits. On Whale Island tells three stories. In the foreground, we see Daniel who, not unlike one of Peter Pan's Lost Boys, joyfully lives this permanent boy's life. He generates electricity from solar power, creates a toilet seat from whale vertebra, and greets every storm with enthusiasm. But while Daniel is building windmills and funneling rainwater for showers, his spirited son feels isolated and his wife longs for the life they left behind. Funny, tender, and filled with the details of an unconventional life, this is the story of how the Hays family lived on Whale Island, and how, finally, they had to leave.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Altman

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:01