After John Lea's cremation, one of his sons put his ashes in a bottle with photographs and a few details about his life... then dropped the bottle from a ferry half way across the Channel while on a trip to France after deciding his father needed "one last big adventure".
It has since twice come ashore in Holland, leading to his father appearing in national papers and on TV...
"The last person who found him said he was going to get the bottle taken out to sea by a fisherman, so perhaps it might come ashore in Denmark or Germany next.
"Dad had been in the army and worked as a postman, milkman and nightclub manager and during his life did a lot of work for charity. He has a wonderfully jolly man and it's great to think that he is still putting smiles on people's faces."
A nice story that reminds me of the time I blogged about a man having his ashes turned into fish food. IMHO, these are much better ways to deal with death than burying bodies in fancy caskets after elaborate rituals.