Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Helen Keller
This is my personal long term diary of my life experiences where I get to anonymously document my wildest adventures – my most treasured memories in an effort to live life to the fullest. This blog consists of two sections. Firstly, there are my Adventures – those epic trips and experiences which are hard, almost always expensive and huge accomplishments in my pursuit to experience the things I love best. My adventures will also document my travel experience and hopefully inspire those that stumble upon this site to venture into the great unknown themselves. Secondly I have my personal bucketlist, called my 999 Experiences. This is an evolving list of items I come across and choose to try out. Not all of these are difficult, some are outright silly – whimsical even. Some will take courage and determination to accomplish, and very often will be accomplished during or as part of one of my adventures.
So what’s the name of the blog all about. According to WikiPedia, a Kraken is:
Kraken is a legendary sea monster of giant proportions that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid that are estimated to grow to 13–15m (40–50 ft) in length, including the tentacles.The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works.
We have all seen the Kraken in detailed animation on Pirates of the Caribbean movies. They are almost always sea dwellers caught by the Kraken master as a result of the injustices and wrongs they have committed during their lives. Sea farers fear the Kraken as the mystical monsters they represent. In a very real sense, most of us modern folk are afraid of these sea monsters – not knowing exactly what they are or what they can do to us. Yet, most normal people turn into Kraken themselves later in life – monsters regretting their lives, the wrongs they have done, the lost opportunities. These old folk I see all the time and they almost always have excuses for not pursuing a life of abundance, fun and experience. They tell themselves:
This is a life I cannot have because There Be Kraken!