Sunday, June 30, 2019

Poetry Pantry #485

Today, I'm going to take you along with me 
on a little adventure I had last week, 
when some of us seniors were taken by boat 
to a floating paradise called Freedom Cove,
a slow lovely boat ride from Tofino. 

Artists Catherine and Wayne Adams 
have lived here for 25 years. 
Their home is solar-powered and off-grid,
built completely from recycled 
and salvaged materials.
It is truly impressive.

Catherine and Wayne and their three dogs
welcoming us ashore

The Welcome portal is made of whale ribs

The Burrowbird atop the pole
is inspired by the bird
of Wayne's homeland, Norway

The couple built their floathome first,
and then added a salad garden. 
The garden has expanded over the years,
and now covers several floating barges. 
Wayne says the place requires constant
maintenance. Their son helps him with that.

The garden is so lush

They even have an apple tree!

Wayne has a Man Cave

This is the art studio

The art is stunning

One year 40 eagles came to feed on the herring.
They dropped their feathers, which the artists
collected to make this gorgeous mask

There is even a floating "beach."
The Browning Passage vessel 
is in the background.

Farewell till next time!

Many visitors from all over the world come to visit Wayne and Catherine every year. Wayne told us their message to all who stop by is:


He said their way of life was a dream they made come true, and that others can do it, too, whatever your dreams may be. A wonderful message, which I have lived myself, a time or two.

We hope you enjoyed this little journey, which shows us there are many possibilities for living our lives. I love theirs! 

On Friday, we featured a Vancouver Island poet, Eve Joseph, who recently won the $65,000 Griffin prize for a first edition book of poetry. Wow! On Monday, our featured poet is Susie Clevenger. You won't want to miss what she is sharing with us! 

On Wednesday, our guest host will be Sanaa, and the prompt will be: Poems to Weather Uncertain Times. That sounds intriguing! Susan will be away during July, and will be back with us in August. Thank you for all you do, Susan. 

Next weekend, Magaly's prompt for her Pantry of Prose will be Away from Home. It looks like an inspiring week for writing! A big thank you to our wonderful team, for all you do!

And now, let's link our poems and dive right in! 


  1. Hello... what a wonderful place.. love all the happy colors.

  2. Thanks for taking us with you to Freedom Cove, Sherry. A wonderful visit for sure, and really nice to get a few glimpses from here.

    Happy Sunday, everyone!

  3. Thank you for the glimpse into the magical Freedom Cove, Sherry!💞 I'll be back in the evening to read and comment. Happy Sunday, everyone 😊

  4. Wow, what a magical place, Sherry! I like the idea of living one's dream. They certainly are!

  5. Thank you Sherry, for taking us along. I would love to walk and breathe in the peacefulness.

  6. Happy sunny Sunday, friends. It's a glorious day on the West Coast. This is our Canada Day weekend, so there is much going on. I love starting Sunday off reading your wonderful poems! Thanks for being here.

  7. Thank you Sherry for sharing that wonderful boat excursion. It's always nice to know about people who followed their own unique paths. The house and grounds are fascinating.
    Hope you and everyone have a great Sunday and week.

  8. A beautiful Paradise, Thank you for sharing this wonderful place... looks like a lot of rewarding "work".

  9. Good Sunday Pantry dwellers

    much love...

  10. what an amazing float home! Thank you, Sherry, for sharing. :)

  11. What a glorious place, Sherry! I love all the colors (especially the fantastically red feathers). Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us.

    Happiest readings, everyone!

  12. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pics!

  13. Such a beautiful part of BC - one of my favourites. I was in Tofino for my honeymoon years ago, I did not know about Catherine and Wayne. What an amazing place! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Oops...sorry Sherry...posted the wrong one. I read this post of yours and commented a few days ago. I see you omitted the pic of the 100 year old sisters you went with...if my memory serves me correctly...or may be i imagined it:)

    1. Yes, the post on my blog was a bit different. The 100 year old sister had her birthday on Friday.she is rather amazing.

  15. Wow, H.Hennenburg, how cool that you honeymooned in Tofino. A fellow Canuck, I take it? Lovely that you stopped by. We get a million tourists here a year now, the secret is out about how cool it is here. LOL.


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