Stormy weather couldn’t halt the pirates from their annual invasion of Cayman Brac to kick off Pirates Week.
Never mind a small hitch as the weather held at bay a planned invasion by the Jolly Roger pirate ship and Reef Divers Ocean Sister dive boat.
Instead, pirates stormed the land by foot from Scotts Dock and did battle with revelers on the shoreline.
Kicking off the festivities at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, entertainer Quincy Brown highlighted the many activities scheduled throughout the day. There were food and craft stalls, old-time games, plaiting, thatching, caboose cooking, trap-net making, rope laying, conch shell blowing and demonstrations of cold-pressed coconut oil.
Later the afternoon, a small float parade made its way through the streets to Scott’s Dock, where the heritage activities were taking place, and Brittni Bodden was crowned queen of the Brac’s festival.
This year the committee chose the theme “Melting Pot” because of the many nationalities living on the island. The committee hosted an International Flag Parade and International Costume Parade with the theme “We are the World.”
A number of entertainers from the Live Poets Society, Quincy Brown and Big Ray Ole Time Kitchen Band along with DJ DaCon also added to the Pirates Week festivities, which culminated with a fireworks display in the evening.