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.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."