• About midnight the fog shut down again denser than before. One could almost "stand on it." It continued so for a number of days, the wind increasing to a gale. The waves rose high, but I had a good ship. Still, in the dismal fog I felt myself drifting into loneliness, an insect on the straw in the midst of the elements.

    Joshua Slocum (1985). “The Voyages of Joshua Slocum”, p.238, Sheridan House, Inc.