Bernard the German is the tragic tale of the giant of Desolation Sound, a true story of an ox of a man who died just as he lived- very remarkably, while following his dreams right to his grave. This 10-part series will take you on an adventure around the world, from the war-torn rubble of post-war Germany, to the coastal wilderness of Desolation Sound, B.C., to the dangerous but alluring tropical climes of the South Seas. Told in a fast-paced serialized format, this epic tragedy will appeal to anyone with a thirst for wanderlust.
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Chapter Ten - Part Two - The End
Bernard the German's colourful and adventurous life comes to a tragic and unpredictable end in Fiji.
Chapter Ten - Part One - The Paradise
Bernard the German and Darragh the Irishman barely survive what turns out to be Cyclone Thomas, a Category 4 tropical storm. They find themselves closest to Fiji, where life changes in ways the big German could have never have predicted.
Chapter Nine - The Storm
Bernard the German's dream of sailing around the world is threatened when he is diagnosed with cancer, but thanks to an Irish lucky charm / skipper-for-hire named Darragh McCarthy, together the two misfits attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean.
Chapter Eight - The Sailboat
After a serious health scare, Bernard the German decides to sell his hand-built eagle's nest of a cabin in Desolation Sound to follow his second dream: sailing around the world.
Chapter Seven - The Goodbye
Bernard the German rushes to help a Desolation Sound neighbour whose cabin has erupted into flames.
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Once again, out of the park!
Had heard a few episodes on NXNW, GREAT TO LISTEN TO THE whole story
So enjoyed hearing this series on CBC, and again in podcast form. Grant is a masterful storyteller, and Bernard's life story is fascinating.
Bernard the German
What an incredible life well lived and well told!