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Top Billing explores Adelaide, Australia with Ryle
Ryle and the SA Lifesaving team explore Adelaide, Australia
Our very own Ryle de Morny recently represented South Africa at the Lifesaving World Championships. He and his team, who are members of the False Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, competed in the World Championship in Adelaide in Australia.
They somehow found the time to explore the beautiful surroundings, and yes, things got wet and wild! To take a break after the gruelling competition, the team decided to unwind with a stunning kayak tour with Kayak Adventure SA in Adelaide.
They could explore the beautiful area, which is a part of South Australia's largest port, and has a number of sites dating back to the earliest inhabitants of the mangroves – The Kauma Aboriginal nation.
The best part of the tour was the appearance of a playful dolphin pod, as the species favour the sanctuary as a spot to teach and raise their young.
Another amazing feature was the stunning ancient Mangrove forest, dating back about 7000 years. What most South Africans know about this city is The Adelaide Oval. Home of Ozzie Rules Football and the site of many cricket tests between The Proteas and Australia.
Ryle got to enjoy it from the top, while doing a 50m lean out (after donning a ton of safety gear!).
Ryle has watched a packed Adelaide Oval of some fifty five thousand fans cheering the run up of greats like Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee. He’s seen Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting hit sixes into these stands. Artists from ACDC to David Bowie and Michael Jackson to Guns ‘n Roses have all played on the ground.
Standing up there, Ryle’s take home was how similar we are to Australians in so many ways – which explains our great rivalries – and may they never end.