La Isla de los Alcatraces

I find again and again that a terrific side-effect of a photo blog (also known as a PHOG) is the chance to learn lots of interesting trivia.

Everyone knows Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay,

But at least in my case, I only just now learned that the island was named “Island of the Pelicans” by the Spaniards in the 1700’s.