This region is also noted for calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, or are light and shifting. Hurricanes originate in this region. Because of the unpredictable weather patterns, the Doldrums became notorious with sailors because this region's periods of deadly calm could trap ships for days or weeks on end as they waited for enough wind to power their sails.
In colloquial usage, "being in the doldrums" refers to being in a state of listlessness, despondency, inactivity, stagnation, or a slump.
Doldrums occur near the equator.
All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon,
Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than the Moon.
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
the doldrums have 5 long winds long that means it could move 5 football fields
Wild Cup finish: Summer Doldrums edges Strike a Deal to win the Colonial Turf Cup and possibly set up a Virginia Derby meeting.
Jun 17, 2007; Byline: Norm Wood Jun. 17--NEW KENT -- Sequels aren't supposed to be as good as the original. Check out the "Rocky" and "Bad News...
It's Summer time in Round 2: Summer Doldrums edges out Strike a Deal to win the Colonial Turf Cup and possibly set up a third meeting in next month's Virginia Derby.
Jun 16, 2007; Byline: Norm Wood Jun. 16--NEW KENT -- Sequels aren't supposed to be as good as the original. Check out the "Rocky" and "Bad News...