...And ALL that planning from the night before was for nothing, as the party decided to not engage with the pirates and their pirate base.
On the bright side, it's now a fully fleshed out hex in case they ever return.
Do you have a random encounter/event table? I get myself a few fleshed out adventures and then just put a 'patron' or reason to go there on the encounter table
I have several 'location neutral' events that I can trigger. So I used one i had intended for later and improved the inner details
Random encounter tables are great.