I’ve had a love affair with pirate ships for as long as I can remember, I even knew my uncle from a long line of pirates.
My uncle had a boat called the Pirate Captain and I always wanted to be on it.
My father was a member of the crew.
As a young child my parents bought a wooden sailboat, a sailboat made by the brothers from Ireland, they named it after their grandfather.
When the pirates came in they stole the captain’s ship and brought him back to the village to live with his family.
It was then I found out that my uncle was actually the Pirate King.
I was very proud of my uncle.
As I grew up I realised he was not an ordinary pirate.
His crew was renowned for their bravery and ruthlessness.
They would often raid ships in search of treasure, and one day they caught a ship laden with gold.
They took the treasure and used it to buy their freedom.
My dad’s brother, George, was the captain and I used to watch him every day when he was in town.
My Dad said, “It’s like going to war.”
They didn’t want to fight.
They wanted to trade with the king, but the king had no gold, so they agreed to trade instead.
I wanted to join them.
My Uncle was one of the pirates that took the pirate ship, but his name was George, and he had the gold.
We used to sit on the deck and drink beer and talk about the king’s ships.
George would talk to me and say, “Don’t worry about it, we will never be in trouble with the pirates again.
They are going to get us.”
So my Dad and I got on board, and after we sailed for four days, we had an easy time.
We had plenty of food and we had enough provisions to last us for two years.
My grandfather always said to me, “You can become an amazing pirate.”
He said, I hope I have taught you how to fight like a real pirate, to be ruthless and brave.
George was one the captains of the pirate captain, and I had the privilege to be in his company.
It is one of those things where you always have to remember to remember, it is not an easy life, but you learn to live it.
I grew into a pirate, and my grandfather said, when you get older, I want you to sail with the Pirate Commander.
We went out in the Bay of Kells in Northern Ireland, a place that I would call my home.
I always enjoyed going there, I always liked the sea, I loved the pirates.
I would have been a good captain, a good man, and a good sailor.
My pirate uncle was one like my uncle, George.
He was very smart, very clever, very cunning.
He knew his way around the sea and he was very strong and he never let me down.
But he would not have been able to make my uncle a pirate.
My Grandfather said, my Grandfather was the Captain of the Pirates, but my Grandmother said, no, my grandpa was a real captain.
They were both true pirates, my uncle and my Grandpa.
My great grandfather said to my Grandparents, I will take you to your grandfather and make you captain of the Pirate Commandos, and then you can go wherever you want to go, but remember, the Captain is always on duty.
And my Grand Grandmother says to me: “Don, don’t worry, you can become a pirate and do as you please.
You will become an incredible pirate.”
So we went to Ireland and went to the Bay, and we lived a very peaceful life, and as my grandfather and I went to sea we had a good time.
I learnt to be a pirate when I was seven years old, my grandfather took me to a ship in the bay, and there was a Pirate Commander and I thought I was going to sail away, but instead I got into trouble with my father.
I started to become suspicious of my grandfather, he would say, I am not a good Captain, and that was the reason my grandfather gave me to be captain of his ship.
When my grandfather got into a fight with my Granddad, my father said to him, you are the Captain, he is always in charge.
And I said, well, that is the way it is, I can be the Captain and the Commander.
So my father made me captain and said, take me back to my grandfather’s ship, I have no other choice.
And when my grandfather had gone to sea and returned to his ship, he said, look, my son, you have come back, I know how to sail, you will become a very good captain and the Pirate commander.
My parents went to Spain, and when my Grandmama got