Sad news indeed, TD!
Afloat "a bit Sydneycentric"?? An understatement to be sure, to be sure.. but yes, the price is about right and, at least up there, you have waterways worth writing about.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"