Thanks all! I too love fog, especially at Bodega Bay, where the finger fogs seem to come and go before you can change a lens. Quite a challenge to shoot.
Yes, I did see that "flare', although it's not really a lens flare but a small remnant of the sun's rays peeking over the top of the fog bank. And yes, it is easily taken out with PS. And no, it did not distract me.