David Linger fighting through the equatorial calms

As anticipated in our latest newsletter on Monday, David Linger has reached the dreaded equatorial calms also known as the doldrums. He needs to weave his way north using every windy cloud and squall to make progress to the north, and be patient when he gets becalmed. He is currently 200 miles from the equator. For all the kids out there studying geography have you noticed how the doldrums are now south of the equator? When skippers sailed down the south Atlantic in autumn the equatorial calms were well to the north as we were close to the winter solstice and progressively moved south as the earth orbited around the sun whilst rotating on its tilted axis.