Monday, March 21, 2011

Arrived in Honolulu- Almost there!

I finally made it to Honolulu last night after being quite ill on the way here. I am just so happy to be here and feeling much better. The view from the plane was great though!

I'm sitting here in the hotel lobby as the film crew is going through their gear. I'm not sure if I made it clear enough in my last post that this is why I'm here -- I'm here with a team of 7 media artists who are creating a film called MIDWAY. It will tell the story of Midway Atoll and outline the harsh reality of plastic pollution. I am so lucky to be here and I'm already learning so much. It's been a little hard to understand their jargon about cameras and film because I'm no professional but I love every second of it.

Our flight leaves for Midway Island at 6pm tonight and I can't wait! We have to fly in at night because there is too many birds in the sky during this season to fly in at any other time of the day. I can't wait to see the sunset from the little jet we're taking!

The team that I'm here with is incredible. They're all so professional and good at what they do but they're unbelievably humble and so genuine. Everyone is amazing and I can't wait to spend the next 2 weeks on this little island learning from them and observing their work.

Expect more posts soon :)



  1. Congrats on completing the first leg of your journey! Sending you all of my best thoughts for your amazing adventure... Can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. This is Darlene from Midway and I am excited to see the student perpective. Hope you have a safe trip and I will see you in a few hours.

  3. I hope you have a good time over there.
    It's lovely Island, coz I been there before.
    Good luck

  4. Hi Emily,

    My name is Sherry and I am from Kamloops,BC. I have been following the Midway project for the last year. I am so excited that you a student from Pentiction,BC gets to join this incredible team.
    I would love to follow your Blog. Have you considered posting a Follow Button on the right hand side?
    I plan to post your Blog on my Facebook Page called, Notice Quiet Nature. My FB page is linked to my Blog at

    Have so~ much fun and be gentle on your heart for what you may have to witness. Your messages will help the world wake up!!

  5. We love that you are doing this proud of you and your vision and determination! Sorry you started the journey not feeling well but there's nowhere to go but UP!

    xox Shannon & the boys :}