I have always been told we have four Southern California Islands off our Coast with another four further South.
We have San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Anacapa.
Remember these four belong to us....
Further South "they" have Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina, San Clemente and San Nicholas.
So far I have been to six of the eight that I knew about.
What are these other islands?
Are there more?
Are there more that I have been to?
At San Miguel, there is an outlying island, "Prince Island"!What is this "Prince Island" thing?
Why is it not included in the list of Southern California Channel Islands?
And what about it's little buddy, "Castle Rock"?
Wouldn't you think the Prince would have his Castle be on an island?
What is "Castle Rock" missing to make it only be a rock, when it's slightly larger neighbor gets to be an island?
Hey, Santa Cruz has a little buddy too.
"Gull Island"!And Santa Barbara Island has a second island as well!There are small rocks and big rocks.
Hey, I am starting to see an animal pattern here...
And three extra islands.
Does a rock need a scrub brush to become an island?
A harem of harbor seals?
Does it have to be a particular size?
When exactly does a rock become an island?