The section of the Mississippi River by the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans flows directly north-south for about 5 miles. So when a wind blows in off the Gulf of Mexico on a cool morning, it picks up the vapor off river waters and a fog blows down stream (north) and blows it right into the French Quarter. It's an amazing sight to see.
When the wind dies down the fog does, too. They both pick back up moments later. The forg actually rolls in waves sometimes.
Here a tug boat pilot makes his way down to his job. Once he gets around the bend, he'll probably have clearer sight. The green buoy light you see at the top is very near where the ferry lands on the Algiers side of the river.
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