Apologies for the delay in getting this up. To be honest it has been a bit of a shock to the system as well as a joy being on land again and I don’t even know where to begin this post!
Our arrival into Hawaii was not as planned. We ended up on Oahu rather than Maui due to the uncooperative winds. If we had continued to sail to Maui it would have taken another 2 days at least, and we were low on fuel, provisions and energy so it seemed like a sensible decision. When we did get on the plane to Maui from Honolulu it was only a 25 min flight!!
Four of us flew to Maui where we were scheduled to speak almost immediately at a Plastic Pollution Panel Discussion at the Hawaiian Islands Whale Sanctuary visitor centre with 50 people in attendance. It was great to be talking plastic with everyone and there were a lot of interesting discussions about overcoming our dependence on single use plastics. It was a nice introduction to the work that is ahead of me.
I am so excited about coming back to HK in a couple of days. I have a lot of big ideas that I want to implement for which I will be needing help. If you want to get involved please let me know – I will need it. I’ll be writing a lot more over the coming days about the journey and also my plans, when I get my head around being back in the real world. At the moment I am just enjoying my last day in Maui walking in a straight line without falling over, feeling grass beneath my feet, eating fresh food and taking a very relaxing pause in life.
See you soon!…