Año Nuevo Island is a small island just off Point Año Nuevo along the San Mateo County coast. These place names come from the fact that the first European to see this bit of California, the Spaniard Sebastián Vizcaíno, first saw it on 3 January 1603. Of course, the native people of this area, the Quiroste Indians, knew about it for probably around 13,000 years!
I don’t usually make a big deal out of the new year. But I ran across this photo and thought it would be a good way to usher in 2024. I hope it is a good year for all of us!