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Scattering the ashes – part 2 of n

Sorry for the break in transmission over the past week. I’ve just got back today from a week’s holiday in Croatia. I made an agreement with Christopher before he died that I would use his small pension to pay for one good holiday per year, and take some of his ashes with me to scatter during the holiday – either somewhere he had been and enjoyed, or somewhere we hadn’t managed to get to together but that I thought he would have liked.

Three years ago we went on an archaeological study tour to Split in Croatia, and absolutely loved it. Split started life as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and a mediaeval city subsequently grew up within its walls. So there is a huge amount of history there which we both found fascinating. But we only went to Split and its immediate environs, not more widely in Croatia. So I decided to go on a cruise between Dubrovnik and Split, stopping off at several interesting Dalmatian islands and fortified cities on the way. I scattered his ashes into the sea off the coast of Split, within sight of the Roman town walls. That was a bit tough, but I am sure he would have approved.

I’m pretty tired now, as it’s been a long day travelling home from Dubrovnik, so I won’t post any photos tonight. I’ll describe the holiday more fully when I’ve had a chance to unpack…….

UPDATE: Here is a picture taken soon after I scattered the ashes. The boat is arriving into the harbour at Split, and this was the view from the sundeck.

Approaching Split harbour

{ 2 } Comments

  1. David A | 25 August 2011 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Hope you managed to enjoy yourself and relax a bit too! Best wishes, D & A.

  2. Mantina | 30 August 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely place.