We left a café overlooking a small marina this week. As I quickly glanced across the various boats and small yachts, I thought I saw a paddle boat being serviced on the harbour dock side. Mentally registering total disbelief, I peered again to see that yes, indeed, there was a high bodied hull situated alongside and just a little below an empty cable drum. It’s at times like these you realise how the eyes and the brain can play tricks by merging a boat hull and a cable drum…. and hey presto you get a paddle boat!