As a special bonus, there was a fog expert on board who gave us a long lecture about fog*. Here, with a stylistic acknowledgement to Harvey and Frank J, are the highlights of her talk.
- Fog is made up mostly of water vapor.
- It also contains trace amounts of chromium, potassium and pancakes.
- In the South they're called griddlecakes.
- Fog migrates from the ocean to the shore every day.
- Do not make any sudden movements around fog. If startled, it can deliver a painful sting.
- Fog is not deterred by crosses, garlic or silver bullets.
- Instead, you can ward off fog with some sliced mushrooms and onions sauteed in chicken broth.
- Fog's only vulnerable spots are its eyes. If you have to engage in hand-to-hand combat with fog, go for its eyes.
- The Spanish word for fog is La Jolla.
- Fog has a symbiotic relationship with whales. It hides them and they sing to it.
- Fog is more afraid of you than you are of it.
* - She may have been a whale expert from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, but I wasn't really paying much attention. I was revelling in the glory of fog instead.