Thursday, 2 July 2009

Alcatraz

I hopped on a boat to Alcatraz today for the day tour. Gotta say I was looking forward to this one, place where some of the most infamous criminals in American history were incarcerated? Sign me up! So I did the walking tour and learnt about the Battle of Alcatraz when the inmates went nuts and managed to take over the prison. How Native Americans decided to claim it for a bit and make it their home. I went in Al Capone's cell, not too shabby... Nowadays though it is a bird sanctuary as there are no natural predators like cats and other nonsense on the island. If you get a chance to go to Alcatraz it is definitely worth it!