Stepping into my shower before 6.30am earlier this week I noticed out of the window dark plumes of smoke filling the skyline.
An expensive motor boat, inevitably described in the news as a 'luxury cruiser' was on fire in Double Bay, a suburb adjacent to mine.
Sirens blared in the morning quiet as fire brigades, police rescue and ambulances rushed to the fire. There was a fear that other expensive boats might go up in flames but I don't know that any did. Nor have I heard that anyone was injured. One owner though must have been hurt by the loss of an expensive asset. Or maybe not. Insurance policy anyone?
Unusual excitement early on a Monday morning.