- Jawaharlal Nehru
Adventure surround us everywhere, all the time. In anything, whether it be a morning car ride to school or a hike in the mountains, the joy and excitement of adventure is but one step away.
I was a young lad, at about four years of age. My father decided to take me and my brother on a trip across the island to Sankaty Head Lighthouse one sunny winter morning. My father loaded us into his pick-up truck, my brother and I hadn't the slightest idea where we were going and why, but that didn't matter. We set off on our journey of what seemed like hundreds of miles, all the way out to ‘Sconset. The time was spent gazing out the window and laughing at each other's jokes, which were in our own carefully developed language. Suddenly, in the distance I saw a tall tower with white and red stripes. Thrill and adrenaline filled me as we approached this massive building. The structure seemed to reach into the heavens, with beacons illuminating the sky for miles. As I stepped out of the truck, steep cliffs dropped on either side of me, the ocean roared below. Seagulls crowed and wind howled in my ears. As the beacon rotated, it shot powerful blasts of light every which way. I sprinted towards this mysterious structure to further examine it, and I asked my father what it was.
“This is a lighthouse, Mick” he responded. I knew what this word was, I had heard it somewhere before. Before further examination, it was already time to leave. We climbed back into the truck and headed home.
Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, seek adventure, and you will find it.