Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Day 6

We explored San Miguel Island a bit - took the skiff over to the
beach, and hiked down the beach, then up a trail to the top of the
bluff overlooking the bay. Discovered a marker on the bluff
commemorating the Portugese explorer Joao Rodriguez Cabrillo, buried
on the island in 1540. Many weird and wonderful plants there, and lots
of seals sleeping on the beach. A volunteer ranger and his wife were
hanging out on the beach, and we chatted with them for a bit. They
come spend a few weeks on the island, and have it mostly to themselves.

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