Navigating in the fog

I was kayaking earlier this week in a foggy morning. The sea was dead calm and the surface of the water disappeared into the fog with no line of horizon to be seen. I experienced a surreal moment as a couple of seagulls appeared flying over the sea. My initial thought was that they had taken off without much thought as after a hundred meters from the shoreline you could see nothing but the fog. Then I realized that they are well equipped with the wings to fly, webbed feet for swimming and a compass integrated in their brain enabling them to move even between continents. So that’s about not being prepared. I paddled on making sure that will keep close enough to the shoreline not to get lost.