Pirates Week – 2008

Nov 17, 2008   //   by Richard   //   Photography  //  Comments Off on Pirates Week – 2008

Yesterday was the 31st annual Pirates Week here on Grand Cayman. Due to hurricane Paloma, it was postponed and condensed into Pirates Day, but it was still referred to as Pirates Week. Brigitte and I thoroughly enjoyed the festival. It started with the 2nd annual boat races sponsored by Caybrew.

Mr. Pirate

Contestants were allowed to only make the boats from cardboard, duct tape and paint. A lot of work went into the boats and costumes.

A Cardboard Boat

This was my first cardboard boat race, and I was amazed how many of them completed the course. There was even a team from Japan with a film crew making a movie. Unfortunately, their boat did not do so well, but their tenacity certainly made up for it and they can hold their heads high as they pushed, pulled and dragged their boat around the course.

And They Are Off ... Maybe Not

The day was packed full of activities including dancing, pageants, a parade, pirate costume competition, songfest, and one of the best display of fireworks that I have seen. If you are looking for a fun filled festival, I highly recommend visiting Grand Cayman during next year’s Pirates Week.

2008 Pirates Week Fireworks

For additional pictures of Pirates week, please click here

Until next time,
Richard

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