I went out onto the balcony and I could see a front coming across the bay. "Cool change coming in five minutes", I called out to R. It arrived in less than a minute and was very dramatic.
Dust blew around from a building site.
Below The Highrise the garden of a commercial property is undergoing renovation.
Just before the front hit, the traffic lights went out and police were directing traffic. And then the dust arrived, blown in from western Victoria, but nothing like the dust storm of 1983 that I so vividly remember.
And then a big oops. The Spirit of Tasmania broke loose from its Station Pier mooring. It should be parallel to the pier but instead has swung around to be 90 degrees to the pier.
Slowly tugs pulled her back to her correct position.
This photo tweeted by reporter Tracee Hutchison who was about to board the Spirit shows us that some things are broke.