Orient your map, and keep it oriented. This means, first, have a map/chart of where you are paddling, and you have to have a compass. You also have to know how to orient a map, fortunately I have already taught you that. Though I realize the video I made for this is orienting a map standing, and you have to make some changes doing it sitting in a kayak. I'll have to make a new video. Keeping it oriented means that once you understand which way the map should be facing, you have to keep track of the world around you, and find the world around you on the map in front of you. This is the art of navigation.