Spanish merchant, Sebastian Vizcaino, stopped here on his way to Monterey Bay sometime around 1602. Of course, he didn't know he was going to Monterey Bay because he hadn't named it yet in honor of the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City, the Conde de Monterey.
Spanish explorers could not resist a pile of rocks and frequently left their mark on them unless they had been previously named by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and then they renamed them and left their mark. They were so mean to Juan. Photo rendered in Topaz Impression.