Italian kayaker the Murray takes a break in Albury, next stop Corowa | border mail



An Italian backpacker who plans to kayak along the Murray River has thanked the border ‘angels’ for their guidance and generosity on his travels. Simone Curati had been in Australia for two years when he decided to travel from Tintaldra to the mouth of the Murray in South Australia after hearing about the river’s history from a mining colleague in Western Australia. Mr Curati said he arrived in Albury earlier this week after four or five days of paddling. “It was a little tough on the lake, Lake Hume, but that was part of the adventure, so when you get to the end and you’re a little tired, but it’s nice because after you’re going to enjoy “, he mentioned. “But I like this part here in Albury because the current is good, and so I don’t have to paddle. OTHER NEWS: Mr Curati said he was looking for an experience to talk to people and connect, after a long period with the same small group of mining colleagues in WA. “It was beautiful, I met beautiful people, people were helping me,” he said. “For now, I meet angels, I meet angels. “I started with not a big organization and I met people on my way, people who helped me improve kayaking, they gave me equipment and told me what to do on the river and in an emergency.” Lots of advice, but for sure I’m going to use it on my trip.” Although Mr. Curati said he had kayaked only half the time before this trip, he I wasn’t intimidated by the 80-day, 2,000+ kilometer journey. “I’m going to take my time and enjoy the situation, enjoy the people and try to come away with the best experience,” he said. is a beautiful place, it’s amazing, … when I travel here, I see natural things, I feel lucky, because in Europe we don’t have similar things and here is a very nice opportunity to stay in the nature in the Australian country side.’ Mr Curati set out from Albury on Friday afternoon with his next stop and supply planned in Corowa. Murray River Ca David Breedon of noe Hire had hosted Mr Curati for a few nights while he was in Albury. “Many people have helped me on my travels and I always enjoy helping someone else when they need a little help. tit advice,” he said. “Just a few tips on packing, loading, waterproof clothing, suitable for the Aussie sun.” Mr Breedon said he was able to introduce Mr Curati to Albury residents who had never met an Italian before. “For them, it’s interesting,” he said. “I love seeing young travelers trying their hand at it, hanging out among them, not just going into town and hanging out at the backpacker hostel and going to Bondi Beach and then moving to Byron Bay and then to Cairns.” He is to meet real Australians and the kindness of the Murray is remarkable, it is legendary. “I wish him good luck.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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