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The Pirates have Landed!

It’s November at the Reef Resort, the wind is picking up & soon the holidays will be upon us, Christmas Breezes we call it. The forecast says this week we’ll have a high of 82’ & a low of 75’ brrrrr, better get my sweater out.

 It’s also Pirates Week, a festival with fireworks, a parade, street dance & lots of great Heritage Days celebrating the food, culture & traditions that make up our beautiful islands. It’s also a great excuse to dress up like a pirate & say “arrgghh” a lot.

One of the events at Pirates Week that many people miss, is the Cardboard Boat Race, this takes place on the final Saturday of Pirates Week in George Town Harbour. In it’s 6th year, teams make “boats” out of cardboard & race out to a specific spot in the water & then back to shore, teams were judged on design, team spirit & of course finishing. As you can see by the picture, many boats completed the course, but just as many didn’t. The batman team, while especially creative, came in almost dead last, it was blamed on the joker.

Overall it was a great race and the long green boat full of lawyers won bragging rights as the new champions, arrrgghhh!!!

In the next few months I’ll be writing about some great Caymanian traditions, talking about the resort & sharing my own stories about what I do as a concierge & a longtime resident of Grand Cayman. I hope you will follow along and have as much fun reading them as I do writing them.

Take care & Happy Pirates Week.

Cathy the concierge


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