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The Doldrums

The doldrums is a nautical term referencing windless conditions.  As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tells us, this belt near the equator is officially called the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, “ITCZ” and pronounced as “itch” – how appropriate!  In sailing, it was known as a place where sailing ships encountered such calm waters and winds that … Continue reading The Doldrums