OK, I do remember thinking (pre-school) that when the waves were coming towards the beach it meant the tide was coming in and they must break away from the beach when the tide was going out. No one told me this, I just worked out that must be how the tides came in and out.
Only problem was that I could not work
out why the tide always coming in every time I went to the beach, I thought surely I must get there sometimes when the tide was falling but I never did see any waves breaking towards the sea.
After awhile I knew that I had to assume that my theory was wrong somewhere.
Then a bit later, I tried to make my transceiver radio
as a transmitter by putting the batteries
in back to front. Maybe 8 or 9 by then. When it didn't work, I suspect I hadn't tuned carefully enough so I very slowly swept the band with my mates receiver. In the end, I gave up and thought it was another dumb theory because if it had been so easy, everyone would already be doing it. But I had to try!
Makes me wonder now how I ever found enough smarts to get a job