I went up to Freedom Cove yesterday. Freedom Cove is a beautiful spot where Wayne Adams and his partner (Katherine) live on a floating garden! Their son Shane also lives there.
Wayne is a famous carver. His works of art are not only highly sought after but are world renown. His speciality is carving of whale bone as well as Woolly Mammoth tusk!
Wayne and his family have called this cove home for over 30 years. A unique paradise to say the least.
Unfortunately Wayne passed away last week. Many of us made a pilgrimage to Freedom Cove yesterday (Tuesday,April 26th,2023) to celebrate his life! It was heartwarming and not without tears.
His wife Katherine gave his eulogy. She mentioned his favorite bird were Hummingbirds and wouldn’t you know it, seconds later a Hummingbird zipped past her!
We all shared our favorite stories of Wayne and then feasted.
I recently bought a drone and thought I’d take a video of the cove and surrounding area. It’s a great video showing the entire cove and floating gardens.
Wayne will be greatly missed!
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I’m sorry to hear of your friend’s death, Wayne. The place looks incredible in the image at the top of the post. (Couldn’t view the video; says it’s private.)
YouTube wouldn’t let me release it until midnight? Don’t ask me why?
Thanks Audrey, Wayner was one of those unique souls.
I watched it yesterday. Very impressive! It could stay in one spot for a long time; I expected more jerkiness.
I am so sorry for your loss, Wayne. Friends are precious.
So sorry to hear of your loss although he sounds very much like a loss for all of us. I couldn’t view the video either but I’ll try tomorrow.
Wayner was an original! He could have been a character on The Beachcombers!
You should be able to view the video now Lynette and thank you for dropping in!
That’s a beautiful video, Wayne. What an amazing home they made!
Thank you Lynette,It takes a certain breed to be able to live there year round!
Hi Wayne I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will look up his work, it sounds very special. The video is not available to me here in South Africa. Sometimes that happens 🌺💞
You would have enjoyed his company Robbie, as you both are dedicated artists!
I am sure I would 😊💕
Sorry to hear of your friend’s passing, Wayne. You certainly have great control of your drone and it’s camera, that is the best and steadiest footage I’ve seen outside of those done by professionals 👍
Thank you Chris,I’m still learning the ropes!
So sorry for your loss of Wayne passed away. 😢
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. I am sure you will miss him forever. What a beautiful video of an amazing area of this gorgeous world we inhabit.
Thank you Peggy!
I looked up your story in National Geographic. As a nature lover your story is like a beautiful, magical storytale. Your garden and greenhouse are fantastic. You grow more in yourg garden than we do on our half acre. I too am an artist, but Wayne’s carvings are so beautiful. You have beautiful memories to help you get through the coming days of sorrow. God bless you.
God Bless you, Wayne, and all those who love him!
Thank you Annette!
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. He certainly lived in a gorgeous place. I could view the video just fine.
Thank you Darlene and for letting me know you could view the video!
How sad that you lost a good friend, Wayne. It sounds like he was an incredible person. And what a lovely spot you showed us with the drone footage. Thanks for sharing!
your welcome Noelle and thank you for dropping in!
I could see myself living there in total peace and tranquility!
grab a number sister and get in line!
Yes,I would love to have a float house as well but not as extensive!
So very sorry about what happened. Like the rest , I could not view the video too.
Oh wait, I finally was able to watch it.
Thank you Arlene!
How beautiful that a hummingbird came to celebrate Wayne’s life along with his friends and family. Condolences on the loss of your friend.
and a Raven! Thank you Beth!
I’m sorry to read your friend passed away, Wayne. He and his family sure lived an interesting life on the floating garden (awesome drone footage). How wonderful that a hummer zoomed by to pay its respects during the eulogy! Nature knows. Sidebar, my eagle/bear totem is finally out on our deck presiding over our property. Take good care this week, my friend!
I’m sorry that Wayne died. Your video is delightful — what a glorious view of the area!
This is a huge loss and sending my sincere condolences to you and Wayne’s family and community. Sounds like his spirit was visiting via the hummingbird. Wow! What an amazing place! had no problems seeing the video.
thanks Jane! He’s part of the environment now.
I”m sorry to read about Wayne, a person who was talented, your good friend and whom shared your name. He would have liked that drone footage … what a beautiful area, especially the island, with boats, the swimming pool – paradise!
Thank you Linda,Wayner will be greatly missed!
I remember you mentioning Wayner in the past. I hope your good memories will carry you through this difficult time. I hate we are getting older and now losing our friends – before it was our parents’ friends or neighbors, etc. … now it is OUR friends.
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. The cove is truly a beautiful place, and your video was a perfect viewing.
Thank you Jennie! He will be missed!
You’re welcome, Wayne. I can tell he will be sorely missed.
I’m sorry to hear of your friend’s death. He must have been a very creative and expressive soul. The drone footage clearly shows what a beautiful place Freedom Cove is.
yes he was and I didn’t see him very much as he kept out at the cove for most of his time.
thank you Liz!
You’re welcome, Wayne!
I’m sorry for your loss, Wayne. You have honored him with this lovely post. What an interesting and beautiful place to live.
Thank you Marsha!
A gap in paradise. Always sad when someone close to nature and the environment dies. Sorry to hear. Good post.thanks for posting.
Thank you Andy, you would love this area.
It’s like a floating city- so cool! I’m very sorry for you and the family’s loss. He sounds like an amazing man.
yes,a small floating city. Kind of like that movie “Waterworld” with Kevin Costner.
I am sorry for your loss, Wayne. Freedom Cove looks an incredible place.
Thank you Emma,always good to hear from you. I hope your Spring is exploding with flowers.
I am still in the city, I wont get to the wild of Donegal until the end of next month!