About the Book
My NYC niece was visiting us for the third time. She loves the wild and untouched aspects of the Big Island. On her short list of 'must dos' for this trip was to treat Auntie and Uncle to a whale watching tour. Although my wife and I had been on Ocean Sports' Seasmoke out of `Anaeho`omalu Bay several times, this trip was booked out of Kawaihae Harbor on Ocean Sports' catamaran `Alala, a larger 65-foot craft for
In this little book you will see our incredible encounter with two humpback whales, one entangled with fishing gear, which kept us with them until N.O.A.A came to take over. Our two-hour whale watching tour ended up being a six-hour adventure! A rare encounter!
Michael F. O'Brien lived and worked in Seoul, Korea from August of 1963 to June of 1997. He grew up on a dairy farm in the beautiful wooded hills of northeast Iowa. At age twenty-four he left the corn fields of Iowa for the rice paddies of Korea. Those rice paddies fascinated and excited him with their ever-changing patterns and through them he learned, also, to love the Iowa corn fields he had left behind. He is a retired art and photography teacher from Seoul American High School in Yongsan, 8th U.S. Army, in Seoul, Korea. Mr. O'Brien's credits include Far-Reaching Fragrance - Photographs of Korea, a collection in coffee table book form of photographic insights into traditional Korea. He has also co-authored a high school photography text, The Photographic Eye - Learning To See With A Camera. 1984 - John F. Kennedy Center Fellow for Teachers of the Arts.