Meet Akela, a neurotic green sea turtle who lived on the shores of Hawaii. As peaceful as that may sound, he never had an easy life. His mother abandoned him when he was just a little hatchling and pesky gulls consistently tried to make him an afternoon snack. Filled with fear, he never left the beach to explore the world around him. This lack of adventure simply stunted his growth.
Now, there is a silver lining here; Akela met Kalea. It’s impossible to describe her – in his eyes, she was absolute perfection. And after years of vying for her affection, the two fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after… for a while. The horrid events of Pearl Harbor separated the two of them one fateful morning while a United States marine research team thought it would be a good idea to take sea life back to the mainland and study radiation effects. Akela was captured and taken to a remote laboratory where experiment after experiment was conducted. With the help of Earl the daring Alligator, he escaped. Akela then had to face his biggest challenge yet – the journey home to return to his beloved Kalea.
And so I proudly present to you, Akela’s harrowing adventure to get back to Hawaii. A private and soft spoken being – this is his true story, accounted in his own words. I know you must be thinking that I’m crazy and that animals can’t talk. Well you are wrong! I’ve met him on several occasions now and he’s asked me to share his story out into the world. And I’m more than happy to do so because I think it’s a shame so few people know about his fascinating life.
He worked as a close friend and advisor for many presidents such as FDR and JFK. He hobnobbed with celebrities like Elvis Priestly and Marilyn Monroe. Akela’s even travelled to the far reaches of the Orient – not to mention the dastardly depths of the Open Ocean and the crazy curves of Route 66. This critter is an inspiration to us all and I assure you, if you think you know 20th century history – think again! For little has happened in this world Akela has not been present for.
Filled with wonder, adventure, and carnations abound; may Akela’s story inspire you to travel and aspire to reach your full potential.
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