There are some things that are simply too good to turn down. A good bowl of Pho in Vietnam, an empanada in Argentina, and the chance to live out a boyhood dream of becoming a real life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!

Perhaps I should explain. You see, I was a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their sidekick, Splinter. They were cool, they were nimble, they were, as they might say, AWESOME! So when I was given the chance to climb inside a real tortoise shell at the Darwin Centre on the Galapagos Islands, I jumped at the chance.

This is my attempt to become an all action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Lets just say some dreams are meant to remain just that…

In my defence, that shell was incredibly heavy (no wonder these guys don’t move around very fast). It was heavier than the plastic washing basket I used to strap to my back in my youth, and pretty awkward to get into. Still, with a few years in the gym, I’ll head back to the Galapagos to complete some unfinished business! Think you could do better?

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