Seeing My Home Through New Eyes

Adam, looking out at to where  the Atlantic and Carribean meet - Photo by Heather Barron
Adam, looking out at to where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet

By Adam Eckert

I’ve been traveling to Trinidad with my father for 17 years now (since I was 2), but this is the first time I’ve been with a group of people my

Father & Son
Father & Son

age that I know. This was different, but not so much because I was with a group, but because I was playing on the island with friends as opposed to doing data collection/processing or exploring with

people I didn’t know. I think that the coolest part of it for me was being able to experience that feeling of new discovery vicariously through my peers.

Riding in the truck
Riding in the truck

While I’ve always had fun and love going to what has become my second home, I hadn’t experienced the pure excitement and joy that accompanies doing something that for many was so new, so different, and so unbelievable. Seeing all of the incredibleness that is Trinidad unfold before the eyes of my friends was one of the most rewarding experience I’ve had there.

Adam with some of our group
Adam with some of our group