The Cannons Don't Thunder

I was working late last week and I had the tunes cranked in the office. In my playlist, there is a song by Jimmy Buffett called "A Pirate Looks at Forty". In that song he wrote:

Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Buffett's genre is tropical rock. He laments arriving too late to sail the ocean, plunder treasure and live the high life.

As far as I am concerned, the pirates of the Caribbean shtik is a little over-done. We have Pirates of the Caribbean souvenir shops, Pirates of the Caribbean restaurants, Pirates of the Caribbean museums, and many many imitators and incarnations of a well worn theme.

However, the Caribbean tropics did get the reputation honestly. The first governor of these islands was a pirate. And there are forts scattered throughout the island to protect from the pirates. The above pic is one that the Lovely One took of Fort Fincastle. The fort and cannons are at least a couple of hundred years old, and the cannons are now aimed at cruise ships.

There are still pirates of the Caribbean as well. They occupy the shops downtown, and infest the government and every strata of society in this island nation. They now wear business suits.

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