The Black Spot wrote:
Anyone know how to avoid paying tax on yer treasure?
Aye, shipmate. Bury it good and deep - in the same hole as ye plant that blackguard of a taxman.
That be good advice. I used ter keepy mine in a Swiss bank but it was devil to get to, what wiv being landlocked an all. Them Swiss be an unostentatious lot, and lugging a treasure chest through Basle in full regalia drew unwanted attention.
Tropical islands be far better, if yer can find one that's not covered in pop stars or airline chiefs. The problem be burying the stuff. If yer's any good it will be a big heavy chest which needs a crew to a-carry it, and a big hole to drop it in. Now obviously yer crews totally loyal, but just to avoid em the embarassment of temptation, it's best if they only accompanies you on the outward leg of yer journey; so you'll be needin an extra five or six holes. I usually tell's em as I's worried about scurvy and that we's planting orange trees.
Finally yer needs a good map. The old parchment with cross will do, but what with one island looking like another yer best to go for having the GPS coordinates tattooed on yer parrot as well.
It be best not to leave yer treasure in one place too long, or when you comes back yous find some varmint built a timeshare over it.