October 23, 2020

Why are they called pirates…? Because they ARGHHHH!

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There was plenty of “Arghhh Me Hearties! “Yo-Yo –Hos” booms, bangs screams and other noises that let the world know the pirates had landed in George Town Harbour on Saturday. The Red Coats were there too, of course, fighting them off as usual. But we all knew who was going to win, because that was how the pirates always take over for the launch of Pirates Week, for more than 30 years. Their invasion was followed by a spectacular float parade.

There was mayhem and merriment as the pirates invaded George Town.

At 3pm sharp the fun and festivities began – and went on long into the night.

Flanked by his trustee Redcoats, temporary Governor, played by Michael McLaughlin, was handed control of the Island from the real Governor Duncan Taylor.

But his reign didn’t last long after the invasion as control of Cayman was wrestled away from him.

Tens of thousands of visitors donned bandanas and eye-patches as it became cool to be a buccaneer.

For the remainder of the week, the rest of Cayman gets into the pirate spirit with events planned all over the Island.

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