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Pembrokeshire, Wales: Milford Haven

Scattering Ashes on water at Milford Haven

Location Milford Haven Marina
Area of operation Milford Haven water way and St. Brides Bay
Type of boat Cabin rhib
Duration of trip Up to 2 hours
Capacity of boat 11 passengers
Refreshments Can be arranged on shore
Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £250
Company comments The nature of the boat with a cabin and deck space to the rear, means it is well suited to intimate ceremonies in most weather conditions.

All passengers will be seated inside the cabin for the journey out to the scattering site

Disabled Access Please contact use to discuss before booking
Parking Free car park
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Lowestoft: Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Location Somerleyton, Suffolk (between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth)
Area of operation Norfolk and Suffolk Broads – River Waveney
Type of boat Broadland Grebe. Traditional vintage Broads motor cruiser built in 1958.
Duration of trip As required, usually 1-2 hours but longer by prior arrangement.
Capacity of boat 4/5 plus crew of 2
Refreshments Light refreshments can be arranged on board or at local pub in Somerleyton.
Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost From £150 depending upon services required.
Company comments We are able to provide a bespoke ashes scattering ceremony on the Broads from a vintage wooden Broads motor cruiser. Ceremonies can be conducted by a Church of England minister or trained civil celebrant. Although based at Somerleyton, we can cover other areas of the Broads by prior arrangement (additional fees may apply). Due to weather conditions we operate May- end of October.
Disabled Access Not available on board
Parking Can be arranged at Somerleyton

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Scattering Ashes Service

Scattering Ashes Service across the UK and overseas

Scattering Ashes Service

Scattering Ashes Service across the UK and overseas. Are you looking for your loved one’s ashes to be scattering at a particular destination within the UK or overseas but are unable to do this yourself? We can help.

Many of us will have a place in mind that we want our ashes to be scattered over after we have gone. This can sometimes be difficult for family or friends to co-ordinate, especially if they are overseas. Do you need permission? How do you arrange the transportation of the ashes? Can you take the time away from work or home to scatter the ashes in the chosen location? It can be very difficult and we can help arrange this for you.

Your loved one’s ashes will be treated with the greatest of respect at all times. You will receive a picture of the ashes scattering service along with a certificate with the exact location so that you or future generations can visit at a later date. The certificate is included in the price, you can add a other ceremony items such as petals or seedballs for a small additional price. We can even arrange to have them scattering on water, for our boat service see this link.

Each Scattering Ashes Service request will be assessed on an individual basis and the price will be dependent upon the location (distance and travelling costs) and any permission factors.

If you would like a quote please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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*Please note we will always try our very best to fulfil requests however some locations are unavailable due to legal reasons, for general guidance see our advice page on permissions.

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Filling and using a Scatter Tube: Video

One of the most popular types of scattering urn is a scatter tube, we stock a huge variety of designs and sizes.

We have sizes that are suitable for adult, two average sizes adults, half a set of ashes and token amount of ashes.

We have around twenty different designs from bluebell woods and autumn forest to ocean beach and those sports fans we have options such as tennis rackets or football.

Range of Scatter Tubes

Each one comes with instructions, but sometimes it is just easier to watch someone, so in this video we show you how to fill and then use a scatter tube.

We have an emerging Youtube channel – Scattering Ashes YouTube with lots of help and advice. Have a look and subscribe.

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Scattering Ashes – please do it safely!

When choosing to scatter ashes people are often drawn to the most dramatic or significant piece of the landscape: the a promontory, a mountain peak or a cliff edge. These places are often fraught with danger and in an emotionally heightened state this is risk can be increased.

Last month it would appear that two siblings lost their lives while scattering the ashes of their mother from the White Cliffs of Dover.

The twins were found dead at the bottom of the Dover cliffs on New Year’s Day and it is strong suspected that they may have slipped whilst scattering their mother’s ashes. The police discovered them will looking for the body of another person.

The siblings both aged 59 never married and lived with their parents their entire lives. After their father died in the 1980s, the mother and twins moved to Flintshire, North Wales. Then when their mother died in 2014, the twins moved to the small village of Elton in Cheshire.

When the bodies were discovered, they appeared to be in the possession of the urn containing the ashes of their mother, this has also caused speculation as to whether it might have been a suicide pact.

However, this is far from the first incident of its type, last year (2016) a man in Cornwall was washed out to sea by a freak wave while scattering ashes, previously a couple had drown in Spain whilst carrying out an ashes water burial and lady slipped from a cliff in Ireland on her way to scatter ashes.

I presume it is because of what they were doing that they attracted press attention, but the point still stands. When choosing a place to scatter a loved one’s ashes do not compromise your own safety.

 

 

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A sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Crossing the Bar

BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea,
   But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
      Turns again home.
   Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;
   For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
      When I have crost the bar.
To a arrange a committal service by the Royal Navy – Royal Navy Committal
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East Devon: Beer

Location Beer, East Devon.
Area of operation Within a three mile radius of Beer (Branscombe, Seaton, Beer) Views across Lyme Bay..
Type of boat: 25’ working fishing boat
Duration of trip: As long as client requires, further charges if longer than 1 hour
Capacity of boat: 11 people
Refreshments: Not provided you can bring your own drinks and snacks if you wish
Additional: SAMBE has the required safety equipment and insurance
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water UrnsWe also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set
Cost: £60 for trip. £60 per hour if longer wished for
Company comments: Sailings will be subject to weather conditions on the day.  Sensitivity and Co-ordinates given of where scattering takes place respect shown for your loved one’s ashes
Disabled Access: Not available
Parking: If telephoned reserved parking can be made on Beer Beach
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South Devon: Plymouth Sound

Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican,
Area of operation Within the waters of Plymouth Sound
Type of boat Our chartered cruise boats (depending on availability) take family and friends to pay their respects, as loved one’s ashes are scattered on the waters of Plymouth Sound.
Duration of trip 1 Hour slot is allocated for this Service
Capacity of boat Depends on the available vessel – Smallest up to 80 / Largest up to 200
Refreshments All our Cruise vessels have fully licensed bars on board.
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Operates all year round.

Plymouth Sound provides a calm and peaceful setting for the committal of ashes to sea. Our dedicated staff will be happy to assist you in ensuring your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled.

Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £200.00 for 1 hour (under 20 persons)
£250.00 for 1 hour (over 20 persons)
Disabled Access

Two of our cruise vessels, The Spirit of Plymouth and the Plymouth Venturer are wheelchair accessible, with disabled access toilets on board. Our crew are on hand to give help and assistance to disabled and less able-bodied passengers, while boarding and during the trip.

Assistance dogs are very welcome on board and water bowls can be provided on request.

Parking

There are several public car parks near the Barbican Landing Stage. Elphinstone Car Park is the closest, disabled parking spaces are available at this location (see Plymouth City Council website for further details).

There is also a car park on Lambhay Hill.

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Dorset: Weymouth

Location Weymouth Dorset, in the centre of the Jurassic Coast in the UK
Area of operation 15nm of Weymouth
Type of boat 10m 33ft Aquastar Fishing
Duration of trip 1 to 2 Hrs
Capacity of boat  8
Refreshments None provided but you can bring your own drinks and snacks
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £120
Company comments Fully MCA coded vessel for up to 60 miles offshore use. Sailings will be subject to weather conditions on the day.
Disabled Access  Sadly not
Parking Yes, public parking nearby
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Maldon: Essex

Scattering on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex

Location Maldon, Essex
Area of operation Blackwater
Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge
Duration of trip 2-4 hours
Capacity of boat 50
Refreshments Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar.
Additional info The whole barge can be hired privately.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Disabled Access: Access Statement available.
Parking Full details sent when booking.
Cost From £20 per head, not exclusive. If you wish to hire the whole boat privately this can be accommodated for an additional charge. 
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Cardiff Bay: South Wales Coast

 

Location Cardiff Bay
Area of operation Bristol Channel & Severn Estuary
Type of boat 9m Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat (RIB)
Duration of trip Subject to customer’s requirements, usually 1 hour (please allow 1 ½ hours in total)
Capacity of boat 12 passengers
Refreshments Not available but as it is situated in Cardiff Bay there are a number of good local places to eat and drink
Additional Our services are offered on a bespoke basis allowing you to select your preferred location in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary,  please discuss your requirements with us when booking.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water UrnsWe also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set
Cost From £209
Disabled Access Due to the nature of our boats disabled access is limited, severe back injuries and pregnant ladies are discouraged.  Full advice will be given at the time of booking.
Parking There is ample public pay & display parking nearby

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Felixstowe : River Orwell and Suffolk Coast

Location Suffolk Yacht Harbour,  Levington,  Felixstowe,  Suffolk
Area of operation Suffolk and North Essex 
Type of boat 29ft procharter p3
Duration of trip 1 hour
Capacity of boat 10 passengers plus 2 crew
Refreshments Tea / Coffee
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost  £200
Company comments We are ideally positioned for easy access to the sea, down the picturesque River Orwell into the large Harbour of Felixstowe then out to sea. We can scatter ashes in almost any weather condition. This area is full of history with Thames barges, the former HMS Ganges naval school & many other parts of Britain’s history. This area is ideal for the tranquil Suffolk coast. We can board your party at Harwich Essex if required. We are an hour from London, Cambridge & Norwich
Disabled Access Marina moored vessel with easy access to boat, but high side to boat.
Parking Ample  parking in the marina.
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Republic of Ireland: Dunmore East, County Waterford

 

Location Dunmore East, County Waterford
Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow.
Type of boat Charter
Duration of trip As required
Capacity of boat 12
Refreshments Tea/ Coffee
Cost On Application
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Disabled Access no
Parking Free parking
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Britain’s first and only Memorial Reef

For lovers of the sea: Divers, Sailors, Fishermen and anyone one else with a passion for wildlife and the sea. Now there is a new way to  have a truly fitting memorial. The first and only Memorial Reef in the UK. Situated off the famous Jurassic coast, near Weymouth in Dorset.
The ashes of a loved one will be held in a ‘Solace Stone’ and will placed on the sea bed to create an artificial reef that with bring sea-life and create a rich and diverse ecosystem.
This is what the company say:
“A permanent living legacy for those who lived by the sea, made a living from the sea or simply just loved the sea.
Either a beautiful memorial where your loved one’s ashes are held, their Solace Stone slides from the deck and falls away to the sea bed. As the reef sanctuary evolves and flourishes it will become home and haven to numerous marine species. With the passing of time your loved one’s Solace Stone will become part of the reefs future growth and protection.
Their Solace Stone remains an enduring reminder to all, of their unique life, which has helped create this unique place.
No longer seen as an unconventional solution to a global problem, Artificial Reef Sanctuaries around the world are helping to create healthy environments where sea life can not only survive, but thrive again. Memorial Reefs are part of that change and have a huge role to play.
The Solace Reef, the first of its kind here in the UK will create an enduring living memorial for your loved one. Only a short boat ride, this unique site is located 3 miles to the east of Weymouth and Portland in the South West of England.
“Giving life, from a life lived…”
The package includes the following:
  • The cost of all materials and manufacture of your actual Solace Stone.
  • A bio-degradable ashes carrier.
  • An engraved granite plaque.
  • Transportation and placement of the Solace Stone and up to twelve family members out to the Solace Reef site.
  • Certificate of placement
The package can be tailored to suit your needs. More pictures below the contact form.
Total cost of the above £2800:00
For more details contact us:

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North Berwick and Firth of Forth: East Lothian

Location North Berwick, twentyfive miles from Edinburgh
Area of operation Firth of Forth usually around North Berwick but can go further afield
Type of Boat Starfish 8, 28ft workboat
Duration of trip 30 – 1hr, greater if required
Capacity of boat 10
Refreshments Clients can bring their own
Additional info Small local friendly operation run by 2 knowledgable characters who ensure your trip successful.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £85 per hour
Disabled Access No wheelchair access but able bodied crew to help board
Parking Near and around town, allow time to look for space
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The Travellers last journey: Ashes in a bottle

scattering ashes out at sea in a message bottle

From the  Great Barrier Reef to the beaches of the Caribbean, some of us just love to travel. The adventure, the restless spirit, the sites the smells and the people you meet along the way. Well when a loved one passes away and they had a passion for the open road somehow it doesn’t seem fair to put to put them on the shelf or in the garden. Or maybe that your loved one always wanted to travel but couldn’t an injury, disability or maybe family commitments kept them back  – well how about giving them one last journey?

What about this for an idea: Place a token amount of the ashes of a loved one and a message in a bottle, seal it and cast it on to the open sea – let currents and the tides do the rest.

So how do you go about it, here is our suggested plan:

  1. Select a bottle, we would suggest one that is clear so people can see there is a message inside it.
  2. The stopper can be either cork or screw fit, the latter easier and more practical perhaps but lacks a certain charm
  3. Consider your message, do you want the person who finds it to do something specific like emailing you? You may just want a poem or some last words?
  4. Put the ashes into the bottle, either lose or in a container of some sort: if lose, should the bottle break the ashes will be scattered naturally, but it may put someone off opening the bottle if the message is covered in ashes. One idea might be to use a small paper bag as this will separate the two, but will release the ashes if the bottle broken.
  5. You could put the message inside a plastic sleeve or similar to protect it, but we are not so keen – plastic will not break down naturally and again it lacks charm.
  6. Seal the bottle with sealing wax to prevent the salt water from decaying the cork

Right, now you are ready to go, but how do you ensure the chance of long and varied journey?

  1. Starting in a rivers are fine, but the sea is likely to be better.
  2. Use the outgoing tide.
  3. Going on a ferry or cruise – pop it over the side
  4. Ask a fisherman to drop it overboard when they next set sail
  5. Look at the map of ocean currents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_current

So good luck and Bon Voyage!

We love this idea and are considering putting a set together, if you are interested drop us a line and we can email you once it is in stock.

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These are the locations of boats available for hire in UK for scattering ashes. Have a look for a suitable location on our interactive Google Map.

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Dorset: Poole Harbour

Scattering ashes in Poole Harbour

Location Poole Quay, Dorset
Area of operation Poole Harbour , 
Type of boat Luxury 50′ Motor Boat
Duration of trip Approximately 1 1/2 hours (longer trips are available)
Capacity of boat 12 people
Refreshments Included
Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost Midweek: £325 (including refreshments)
Weekends: (mornings only) £390
Company comments
A luxury motor boat cruise in Poole Harbour. 

The large aft deck can be fully enclosed, if required, making it completely waterproof and warm. There is a bathing platform with sturdy steps, taking you down to the water, which can be easily viewed from the aft deck for those not wishing to climb down to sea level. 

 We include tea/coffee with either pastries (mornings) or cake (afternoons). There is a toilet on board and plenty of comfortable seating. 

‘Good Times’ is skippered and crewed by the owners, who ensure attention to detail & always a friendly, warm welcome.

The price quoted is for a trip within Poole Harbour, usually to a tranquil anchorage to the North of Brownsea Island, lasting  approximately 1 1/2 hours. Longer trips are available on request.

Disabled Access Due to the access to the boat (there are 4 steps), and then more steps if the guests wish to use the toilet facilities, so we are not suitable for the wheelchair disabled, but are perfectly suited for the elderly and those with slight mobility issues.
Parking Public Car parking is available just opposite the boat at the Thistle Hotel BH15 1HJ.
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Cornwall: Falmouth

Location Cornwall – Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro
Area of operation Falmouth Area, River Truro
Type of boat There are three craft similar to that pictured above
Duration of trip Usually an hour
Capacity of boat  Their boats can hold up to 100 of your guests although we recommend only 80 per boat for comfort and enjoyment
Refreshments No
Additional info Our boats have toilets, covered and heated areas, and easy access

They can sail out of Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Mylor and other locations around the river. The trip will be tailored to completely suit your needs and the wishes of your loved one.

Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water UrnsWe also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set
Cost £150
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Experiences from Australia 2: my brother’s under a fern tree

 

Full credit goes to Beverley Hadgraft the author of the original article in the Australian Daily Telegraph.

In the original article there were four different voices from four different experiences I have put a link at the bottom if you wish to see the article in full. I have split it down for people as each has an entirely separate rationale and to make it easier to comment on and search for.

My brother’s ashes are under a fern tree – Sue Brodie, 55.

“My brother Mal suffered depression. He had a difficult childhood, hid his homosexuality, got married and had two kids. But his marriage didn’t last.

“For a while he came to live with me. ‘Why can’t I be at peace?’ he kept asking.

I tried to get him help but no hospital would admit him. At 39, he finally found his peace.

“We had him cremated and I picked up his ashes. I put them under the spare bed.

“I didn’t tell anyone they were there but whenever guests slept in that bed, they told me they’d had funny dreams. I did too when I slept there, so a year later, we decided Mal needed to be in a place where we could visit and he could rest.

“We chose a spot under a fern tree on a block of land I own on the NSW south coast. We rolled a rock with a natural seat on top of the spot.

“Today I often sit on the rock and chat to Mal. I often say: ‘I wish you were here, Mal.’ But that’s all it is: a wish. It’s not a longing.”

Ms Brodie has clearly gone through one heck of a journey, and picked a spot where she can talk to her brother, not somewhere that resonated with his past, presumably for obvious the reasons. However unlike the last post proximity is clearly important. It has been noted that proximity to the deceased reflects the relationship with them. Perhaps here Ms Brodie still felt protective of her poor brother. Even in death she seems to seek to protect him – the ashes where covered with a stone.

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/what-i-did-with-a-loved-ones-ashes/story-fnejo9jl-1226474398619

 

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Planning on a trip to scatter ashes in Barbados?

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It seems my post of a few weeks back concerning TripAdvisor being used as forum to ask people where to scatter was not a one-off. Here we have a subscribers Texasboy57 (no points for guessing where this chap hails from) asking about the rules and regs for scattering in Barbados, apart from the general wittering that all forums seem to contain and the responses that are factual, but don’t actual answer the question the chap did get what he needed. Below is the question and the best answer. The one response whilst being entirely correct yet entirely unhelpful at the same time was to contact the Barbados Government, anyway…

“I have plans to come and stay at Little Arches in April. While there I would like to scatter some of my wife’s ashes off of the beach. I have a tsa approved urn so I shouldn’t have a problem leaving the US. But, does Barbados have any kind of restrictions that I need to be aware of? Any assistance would be very helpful..”

Helpful but please read the exam question:

“The official response is as follows: Cremated ashes may be simply placed in an urn and brought into Barbados in your personal luggage provided it is accompanied with a letter from the undertaker confirming that the deceased person was indeed cremated.

It’s as simple as that. My cousin did the exact same thing last year with her mother’s ashes which were buried at a local cemetery. She had no problems at all.”

Best answer:

“When I brought my mother’s last year, I was told I had to scatter them out at sea at least one mile from shore.

And backed up:

“I agree that there are indeed regulations on scattering at sea. We did with my father in law and the skipper had to be very specific about our coordinates. It was at least a mile as I recall.”

So there you go Barbados – yes, but on the shore no.

 

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East Devon: Exmouth, River Exe and Lyme Bay

 

Location  Exmouth
Area of operation  Exe Estuary
Type of boat Pride of Exmouth is EU Class C sea going and takes up to 200 people,

Tudor Rose is Class V and limited sea going for up to 100 people

RIB for up to 11 people which is also sea going

Duration of trip As required
Capacity of boat 11 -200
Refreshments Licensed bar on the Pride of Exmouth and Tudor Rose, arrangements can be made for the RIB as required
Cost Dependant on duration and location of trip but from £100
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Additional info Disable access on Pride of Exmouth and Tudor Rose, assistance and pet dogs accepted also, these vessel have enclosed heated lower decks and toilets
 Company Comments  We sail throughout the year on the River Exe Estuary and to sea between April and October. We try and accommodate the wishes of the family as much as possible and therefore offer flexible bookings to suit
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Even TripAdvisor is joining in!

 

Well sort of, I came across someone last week asking for tips for a location to scatter their mothers ashes

Good place on Lewis to scatter ashes

My mother sadly passed away in October and the family is hoping to have a get-together next July to commemorate her life and scatter her ashes in Lewis, which is where she was born, though she left when she was 14 and only went back once since then, I think.

She was born in Sandwick, just outside Stornoway, and my sister thought we could do it on seafront there, but I am worried that it will be too public and also not the most appealing place, with possible access difficulties too.

So, I was wondering if anyone knew of a peaceful and secluded place where it might be appropriate to lay her to final rest? Some of the party may have limited mobility, so the place would have to have vehicle access reasonably nearby.”

To date it has had one reply:

“What about the Braighe. The Aignish cemetery side has a path from the car park. That side is usually quiet and a lovely setting. Near to Sandwick too.”

So there you go I looked Braighe up and I have added a picture (the main post image) for those interested. The respondent does seem to have got a good idea.

However that is not the principal reason for the post it often these small snippets that offer the most insight. Firstly the family felt it correct to scatter their mother ashes in a place clearly none of them knew, or that their mother had rarely if ever returned after her departure. Furthermore even though I imagine they have given this considerable thought, it would obviously not be a place they would need to revisit on a frequent basis. For those not up on British geography Lewis is a most splendidly beautiful island off the north west cost of Scotland in the Hebrides, insomniacs may recognise Stornoway from the lilting tones of Radio 4’s shipping forecast. Put it like this you can’t get there on a cheap away-day return from Bastingstoke.

The second point of interest is that one of the family asked the world (well specially travellers), as to a suitable spot. I am not saying this is a bad idea or the wrong thing to do be there is a lot of trust and responsibility in such a request (I am sure this is perhaps the initial point of research).

Lastly it set me thinking, well who would you ask if you had no contacts or knowledge in a place. ‘Hi, is that tourist information?’ I suppose you could ask for a picturesque secluded beach with mobility access. Perhaps a member of the clergy may help. Certainly there would be celebrants in the area although you may feel obliged to use their services. I will give this more thought.

 

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Agatha Christie and the River Dart – one man’s experience

 

A customer dropped us a note about their experience:

“June passed away late last year after a being ill for a few months, she had chance to put her affairs in order and she said that she wished to be cremated and we had a lovely service at the church even though she was not what you would call practising, and just close family at the crem. What we really hadn’t thought about or discussed was what she wanted doing with her ashes. She was a very free and loving person with a great sense of humour and a love of the English countryside and the outdoors. After collecting the ashes I choose to keep them under the bed, it seemed right in some ways but not in others, but I knew that I would need to set her free at some point. I wasn’t in a rush, it was after a conversation with my son where we were just reminiscing about things she loved and he started talking about her passion for crime novels, especially Agatha Christie, she loved those books although Miss Marple was her particular favourite. It was this that put the seed of an idea in my mind, we both loved Devon and had holidayed down there many time when the kids were little. I came across your website by chance and saw you offered boat trips on the river Dart that goes past the Dittisham estate where Agatha Christie lived. So we booked the trip for a weekend in May, we managed to get all the family together, which was no mean feat in itself. We debated whether to bring the grandkids along (we decided to bring them in the end and I am glad we did). We conducted our ceremony on a lovely spot on the river near the estate which was bitter sweet as you might expect, the weather threatened all day but held. We all said our good-byes and set off for Totnes for a family meal. I am so glad we did this – it felt right.”

This was taken from Mr Scott’s email and published with his consent. We would love to here from you about your experiences as it nice to know were are helping and it also helps others too.

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Scattering ashes scattering flowers: meaning and symbolism

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Flowers are closely associated with funerals. And scattering flower during the ceremony adds a really love touch to the proceedings. You may choose a type of flower because that was your loved one favourite, you may choose one because you think it is fitting or you like the colour.

However you may choose a flower for the symbolic nature. The Victorians developed a whole language around the symbolism of flowers and their colour.

Perhaps the skills of floriography have faded, but the symbolism they provide is wonderful and can add heartfelt meaning where sometimes word aren’t easy to find.

We stock a number of different types of rose petals; we thought you might like to know the symbolism of they are associated with:

Rose petals for scattering:
Red True love
Blue Mystery, love at first sight
White Peace or innocence,
Yellow Friendship and devotion,
Pink Grace, the joy of life, desire
Red and white together United

Some flowers meaning has lasted the test of time (red roses for example) others less so, here are a few more suggestions where we thought their meaning could be really suitable for your ceremony:

Daisy Innocence or purity
Anemone Unfading love
Pansy Thought
Daffodil Respect
Strand of ivy Fidelity and friendship
Dahlia Elegance and dignity
Magnolia Love of nature
Marigold Pain and grief
Purple Tulip Forever love

…Oh and white lily’s so often associated with death and bereavement represent purity.

Here is one more thought if you are scattering in the wildness – it could be a really nice idea to mix some appropriate wildflower seeds in with ashes when you scatter them.

Flowers are wonderful a message sent, unspoken, full of meaning.

For a comprehensive listing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers

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Celebrant offering ash scattering services

Celebrant: Glynes Mewton, Nationwide

 

Name: Glynes Mewton

Base: North London South Hertfordshire

Area covered: Nationwide

Description of service: Glynes Mewton is a compassionate individual who helps people on their carry out dignified scattering or interring ceremonies from , boat services to wood scatterings. All services offered.

From the celebrant:  Together we can design a fitting tribute to your loved one and mark their lives in a way that makes sense to you. I have worked with all sorts of people and situations and can walk by your side as you arrive at this point of release. The ceremony may consist of religious or non religious elements, poems, reading, music, a few words from yourself or other chosen people or by me should that suit you better.

Cost: £195 plus travel expenses

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California scattering ashes at sea – law

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caflifornia law

 – Change in the law for burial at Sea

California State law signed off on the 10 July 2012.

Backed by the Funeral Directors Association, legislation has been brought in to establish a protocol for scattering ashes at sea.

It would appear that people have been using standard sealed plastic container or poly-urns to scatter at sea. Which is not the cleverest move, these urns are designed to be durable, water proof and what is more they float. As the Association puts it “We are respectful of the ceremonies surrounding the disposition of cremated remains but we have seen instances when the container shows the capacity for floating for long periods”

Existing law requires:

“After cremation has been completed, human remains are swept from the cremation chamber, processed to a uniform size and placed in a sturdy plastic bag sealed with an identification disk, tab or label. The bag is then placed in a durable cremated remains container.”

The analysis notes that a “durable container” is one which “is not easily broken or deteriorated and that keeps the cremated remains intact and free from the elements or from being spilled or lost.”

In California ashes can be:

  • interred in a cemetery, a mausoleum or niche.
  • kept at home or at a church or religious shrine.
  • scattered on private or public property if there’s no local law against it and the property owner gives written permission.

The new legislation is such:

BILL NUMBER: AB 1777

        PASSED THE SENATE  JUNE 25, 2012
        PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  APRIL 16, 2012

An act to add Section 7117.1 to the Health and Safety Code,
relating to dead bodies.

AB 1777, Ma. Disposition of cremated remains.

Existing law specifies the manner of disposition of cremated human remains, including allowing the remains to be taken by boat or by air, and scattered at sea, in accordance with specified procedures.

Existing law requires cremated remains to be removed from their container before the remains are scattered at sea.

This bill, notwithstanding the requirement that cremated remains be removed from their container before scattering, would authorize the remains to be transferred from a durable container into a scattering urn, as defined, no more than 7 days before scattering the cremated remains at sea from a boat.

 

[so basically the original law was fine up to a point but asked that the ashes be scattered from the urn (which didn’t always happen!) now you can use an urn designed to hold the ashes and quickly dissolve]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 7117.1 is added to the Health and Safety Code,

to read:

 

7117.1.  (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 7117, cremated remains may be transferred from a durable container into a scattering urn no more than seven days before scattering the cremated remains at sea from a boat. For purposes of this section,

“scattering urn” means a closed container containing cremated remains that will dissolve and release its contents within four hours of being placed at sea.

(b) This section shall not be construed to allow the use of a scattering urn when the cremated remains are to be scattered by a plane over land or at sea.

 

What is not clear to me is that if scattering by plane was already allowed, why they needed to make specific reference to plane scattering and the fact that a scattering urn not be used from a plane. Are they worried that people will through an urn from a plane?

 

In a nutshell: when in Californian waters use and urn design to dissolve.

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Moray Firth: Inverness

 

Location  Bay/Moray Firth
Area of operation Anywhere (except small pioneer which is restricted to the bay only
Type of boat Pioneer multi 8.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) ‘Buchaneer’ 3. 7.85m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) ‘Privateer’ 31ft Sailing Catamaran ‘Meercat’
Duration of trip As required
Capacity of boat Pioneer Multi- 7 People Buchaneer- 12 People Privateer- 10 People Meercat- 12 People
Refreshments As required on vessels and at request on land at Marina Cafe
Ceremony  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost From £35
Disabled Access Yes- varying levels dependant on vessel
Parking Yes
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A short story about scattering ashes on the beach

This posting is in applauding a short story about a stepmother and her stepchildren taking the shared father/ husbands ashes to be scattered in the sea near Saltburn in the North East. The writer conveys the emotions of the characters really well. Highlighting a common issue around primacy of rights and disagreements over  how to memorialise … or what the loved one ‘would have wanted’. The tale comes complete with British dark funeral humour and improvised cremation urns.

http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/waving-goodbye-bewildering-stories-november-2011/

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Mudeford Quay, Dorset: South Coast

 

Location The small fishing port of Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset
Area of operation Christchurch and Poole Bays with views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles Lighthouse and Swanage. They can also provide this service in Christchurch Harbour which is in the lower reaches of the Avon and Stour, usually in sight of Christchurch Priory church. If you wish they can go as far as Bournemouth.
Type of boat They have four different types of boats including a fast RIB.
Duration of trip About an hour
Capacity of boat 60

In winter we can only go to sea with up to 12 persons. Winter is defined as 1st November to 31 March, summer is 1st April to 31 October.   

Refreshments No
Additional info Operates all year round. All religions welcome. Toilet on board.
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost 12 passengers or less £100
13 to 28 passengers £140
28 to 60 passengers £180
Disabled Access Two of their boats are wheelchair friendly (although have to negotiate at least one council step).
One boat is not wheelchair friendly. Please ask at time of booking.
Parking There is Parking on Mudeford Quay BH23 4AB, and then 200 yards to walk to boat. Pay and display car park operated by Christchurch Borough Council. Can also pay by “Ringo”. Card payment.
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Brighton, Sussex: South Coast

Scattering ashes Brighton

Location  Brighton Marina
Area of operation  20 miles – including Hove  & Worthing
Type of boat  Aquastar 33
Duration of trip  Up to 90 minutes
Capacity of boat  10 persons
Refreshments  Tea/coffee/hot chocolate available
Additional info  Over 40 years experience
Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost   £145
Disabled Access   No access
Parking   Free unlimited
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Chichester, West Sussex: South Coast

Scattering ashes Chichester

Location Chichester, West Sussex
Area of operation A peaceful location with a view of the Isle of Wight in the distance.
Type of boat Sail boat
Duration of trip Typically it would take a max of 2 hours from Itchenor Jetty.
Capacity of boat 6 passengers.
Refreshments Light lunch available at £10 per head – finger food.

 

Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Company Comments We are a husband and wife crew who offer to scatter ashes from our yacht in a peaceful location in view of the Isle of Wight. If conditions are right and you choose to do so, we may be able to turn the engine off and sail for a time with just the sound of the water and the birds. We can provide light refreshments are happy to read a verse if required.
Cost Price on application
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Gosport, Hampshire: The Solent and South Coast

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Scattering Ashes Solent Gosport

Location Gosport Portsmouth & the Solent
Area of operation Gosport Portsmouth harbour Fareham Reach and the Solent
Type of boat Sail boat, Beneteau Oceanis 36 cc
Duration of trip 2 – 4 hours
Capacity of boat 7
Ceremony  You can choose from 4 hours to a full day. Location in Gosport and Portsmouth harbour means you can sail any day and at any time to suit your plans and there is easy access to the boat by road or rail with good parking.

A beautiful luxury yacht provides you and your family comfort, safety and privacy and it’s exclusively yours for the day.

At the appropriate moment you will be given privacy to scatter the ashes in whatever way you have chosen. You may have a selected piece of music playing. You may wish to toast your loved one in some way; and If you would like a permanent record of where in the sea your loved one’s ashes are scattered we will provide an A4 certificate of the Latitude Longitude and date.

Refreshments Tea & Coffee are included in the price. Guests are also welcome to bring onboard their own hot and cold food and drinks. No corkage charges
Additional info Available all year round. The boat has heating, toilet and cooking facilities.
Suitable urn Water Urns
Cost  £399 (4 hours) £499 (full day)
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Eastbourne, East Sussex: Beachy Head

Scattering ashes Eastbourne

Location Eastbourne, East Sussex
Area of operation Up to  60 miles  from a Safe Haven, including the white cliffs of Beachy Head
Type of boat AQUASTAR    PRO   40’
Duration of trip 1 hour
Capacity of boat 12 passengers
Refreshments Free Tea, Coffee and biscuits
Additional info They have been carrying out scattering ceremonies for over 20 years. All religions welcome; Christian, Hindu, Sikh and secular ceremonies. Eastbourne is the nearest harbour to Beachy Head and the beautiful white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, part of the South Downs National Park. Between the Seven Sisters and Eastbourne bay is the stunning famous red and white striped Beachy Head lighthouse perched at the base of the highest chalk cliff in the United Kingdom. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne, with its pier and long seaside promenade offers a suitable location for our farewells for people who have had links with the south coast. The maritime port of Newhaven is also close by, having played a major role as a port during the Second World War, especially during the Dieppe Raid in 1942. Newhaven is situated on the River Ouse which leads to the ancient town of Lewes. 
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost  Dependent upon requirements
Disabled Access  Limited due to environment but assistance can be given
Parking  Plenty of free Parking  100 metre
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Scarborough: Yorkshire Coast

Location Scarborough
Area of operation 20 Nautical Miles from Any Port
Type of boat  10.5m Carvel Built 
Duration of trip  Can be tailored to your requirements and up to 4 hours 
Capacity of boat Capacity of boat 12 and plenty of seating
Refreshments Can be arranged.
Additional info Toilet on board. The boat is safe and comfortable. Providing the weather is favourable they can scatter ashes all year round
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost Prices start from £60 for the full Boat for a ½ Hour Trip
Disabled access Unfortunately they can’t offer disabled access to wheelchairs as it is difficult to get a wheelchair onto the boat. 
Parking Their is several pay and display car parks around the slipway which Scarborough council run. and opposite the slipway are several all day disabled bays for parking.

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Caernarfon, Menai Strait: North Wales Coast

 

Location Moel Y Don, Anglesey and Caernarfon.
Area of operation Menai Strait, other locations by arrangement.
Type of boat RIB, Ribeye 785.
Duration of trip Min 1 hour.
Capacity of boat 11
Refreshments No
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £170 for the first hour then £100 per hour after.
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Cornwall: St Ives

 

Location St Ives, Cornwall.
Area of operation St Ives Bay, North Cornwall Coast, Atlantic Ocean.
Type of Boat Lochin 33, 10 Metre Boat.
Duration of trip One hour
Capacity of boat Licensed to carry 12 passengers
Refreshments Available by request
Additional info  St Ives Bay is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The ashes scattering ceremony is usually held in a quiet spot either near to Godrevy lighthouse or off Porthmeor Beach.
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water UrnsWe also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set
Cost £120
Parking  Car parking in St Ives is in public car parks only, usually  a walk of 5-10 minutes away.
Disabled access  This is a difficult because St Ives is a tidal harbour, so even at high tide, there is a flight of stairs with a handrail to descend. They will let you know when the high tide is for that day.
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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight: South Coast

Location Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight
Area of operation Yarmouth, Newtown Creek, Needles.
Type of boat Mitchell 31ft
Duration of trip Generally 2 hours
Capacity of boat 8 or 10 if in Solent Waters
Refreshments Not available
Additional info Toilets on board
Ceremony  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £160
Disabled Access Yes with assistance
Parking Public pay & display car park nearby
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Portrush, County Antrim: Northern Ireland Coast

Location The North Pier, Portrush harbour , County Antrim.
Area of operation They cover the north coast of Donegal and the Mull of Kintyre including the Scottish Islands of Islay, Jura, Gigha and Iona.
Type of boat See picture above
Duration of trip Dependant on your wishes
Capacity of boat 16 passengers
Refreshments N/A. There local hotels for refreshments.
Additional info The local branch of the Royal British Legion can provide a chaplain from local churches for a civilian service. They operate all year round. The north coast of Northern Ireland was impacted in both WWI and WWII, the Atlantic convoy routes passed their shores and U-boats operated within 3 miles of the coast. The biggest number of world war shipwrecks and sunken U-boats in Europe is also here.   They have scattered ashes for UK, US, Canadian families and have laid wreaths for several German and Indian families.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost From £50 per hour
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Donaghadee, County Down: Northern Ireland Coast

Location Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland
Area of operation All of Northern Ireland waters.
Type of boat There are two boats available, a passenger launch that can carry up to 50 people, and a restored lifeboat can take up to 12 (pictured above)
Duration of trip Dependant on your request
Capacity of boat 12 or 50
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Refreshments n/a
Cost Price on application
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Firth of Forth, South Queensferry: East Scottish Coast

Location Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, which is 50yds from the famous Forth Bridge.
Area of operation Within 15 miles of South Queensferry
Type of boat See picture above
Duration of trip 30 minutes to an hour
Capacity of boat 225
Refreshments They have a full bar on-board and can also provide catering for a longer cruise if desired.
Additional info They tend to offer this service at the end of the usual day timetable running to Inchcolm.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £200 for a simple 30 minute cruise out into the main channel under the bridge, £500 for 1hour.
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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye: Scotland

Location Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Area of operation Loch Coruisk
Type of boat Lochin 38 – a high-specification, modern, powerful sea-going vessel
Duration of trip 1½ hours or longer if you wish to go ashore
Capacity of boat 40 with no minimum numbers
Refreshments Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate or fruit juice on the return journey, snacks also available.
Additional info An unforgettable boat trip where you can see the seals and spend an unhurried 1½ hours ashore at Loch Coruisk to relax and explore the majestic wilderness, or a 3 hour trip if you want longer to take in such wonderful surroundings. The boat has 100% non-slip surfaces and an elevated level open deck giving excellent views.   They also have a weather canopy and wheelhouse seating for passenger comfort and shower capes are also available on board.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost Price on application
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Isle of Man, Irish Sea

 

Location Isle of Man
Area of operation Isle of Man
Type of boat Passenger boats
Duration of trip Depends on where you want to go.
Capacity of boat 10 people
Additional info The west coast of the Island has some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.K. and the cliffs behind Peel Hill host hundreds of sea birds.  Trips along the coast often see birds and seals and feeding the seals by hand is possible and can be very exciting.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £100 per hour for the boat and 1 crew member
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Scattering ashes at sea

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We asked you whether you would prefer to have your ashes scatter over the sea, a river or a canal.

It turns out that 70% would prefer the sea and the rest said river – no one said a canal.

Why the Sea and and why not the canal? I guess the sea resonates more and this Island nation -it is so closely associated with it. Also the fact that canals may seem a bit dirty and the water does not really flow. Yet odd that no one at all chose the canal, as this cherished network of waterways that cuts the country up is also close to our hearts.

When we asked the question why you chose to scatter the ashes over water, you said:

It connected to the person’s job or life was connected in some way – 46%
they loved the water – 38%
the water holds spiritual meaning – 16%

Which is perhaps less surprising, but no less interesting.

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Gran’s ashes run aground

 

The Bournemouth Echo carried a bitter sweet tale of a family who were carrying their Gran’s ashes on a boat to be scattered at sea near the Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. Unfortunately the boat got into trouble and got stuck on the rocks. Apparently they had to be rescued by the RNLI, which the whole family thought was rather amusing and quite an adventure. What strikes me was the humour that family seemed to find in the whole thing – is this just British thing and is it exacerbated by the ashes ceremony, humour so often coming out of emotion?

The one other thing I found interesting about this was it would appear they had not chartered the boat themselves ” The family accounted for almost half the 38 passengers on board the boat when it ran aground at around noon.” . Interesting that the family thought didn’t mind sharing the boat with strangers? And I wonder what the other passengers felt?

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8323594.Boat_gets_stuck_on_nan_s_last_journey/

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Ashes to make a reef in Dorset

 

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Fantastic! A project off the Dorset coast called Wreck to Reef is planning to make a reef from Solace Stones concrete structures that will incorporate peoples cremated ashes.

The artificial reef which recently received the go ahead from the council will also feature at least one sunken naval ship.

The Solace Stones – will be metre-high, pyramid shaped, they will have holes bored in them to shelter lobsters and attract marine wildlife.

There will be a memorial plaque on each and people will be able to conduct a ceremony from a neighbouring boat. And if you are feeling brave you can dive down and have a look!

The scheme is hoping to be in operation sometime soon and we will be keeping a careful eye on this great idea and informing you of progress. In the meantime if you want visit the organisation running it – Wreck to Reef follow this link Wreck Diving Reef.

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