What a difference a few days makes.
That’s what we’re finding out as we celebrate Pirates Week later than usual.
Despite a brief shower during the landing last Saturday, the weather has been almost perfect for a countrywide festival.
Last year we food vendors who had prepared succulent Cayman-style food sit by and watch as the rains fell, the people not show up and the goodies go uneaten.
The thousands of dollars that go into producing Pirates Week went right down the drain with the rainwater runoff.
So far the change of dates from October to November has been a win-win situation for everyone.
Lots of local fare has been consumed at the Heritage Days in Bodden Town, George Town, East End and West Bay.
Still to be celebrated are the heritages of North Side tonight at Kaibo.
If you’ve missed any of the other Heritage Days, don’t miss today’s.
Go at noon and you’ll be able to hear Earl La Pierre and his steel band. The Governor is scheduled to make an appearance at 3pm and from then until 5pm the North Side Kitchen Band will perform.
At 6 tonight the Seattle Seafairer Pirates and Blackbeard with First Mate Dee Gee will arrive to thrill the kids and grownups alike. Fireworks are planned at 7.30 and music and dancing goes on from 8pm until 2 in the morning, thanks to Kes, JR Douglas and Coco Red.
There are two Heritage Days tomorrow, one on Cayman Brac and one at Savannah/Newlands.
Those going to the Savannah Heritage Day need to remember that the event is a no-alcohol affair and has a new location at Pedro Castle this year. The event will run from noon until 8pm
The big happening tomorrow is the Trial of the Pirates followed by fireworks.
We have a few days left to celebrate Pirates Week 2006.
So get caught up in the time warp and go back in time when pirates roamed the seas and the shores of Cayman.