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  1. James X

    The Listening Walk - 6000 Miles (9656 Km’s) To Raise Awareness That There's Always Someone There / Samaritans

    I think we all know the benefit of a listening ear, be it here or life in general and whatever you are going through in life you should never be afraid to reach out This is David Matthews who is walking 6000 Miles (9656 Km’s) between all the 200 branches of Samaritans in the UK and Ireland. I...
  2. James X

    Redondela Train Stations

    I can’t stress this enough - for anybody taking a train out of Redondela for whatever reason there are 3 different stations there !! All with different connections/ services so make sure you get to the right one ! I'm not saying I went to the wrong one.... I have made a map of their names /...
  3. James X

    Del Norte ? Frances ? Or Portuguese ?...Oh no it’s Ok I think I’ve made up my mind

    Del Norte ? Frances ? Or Portuguese ?... Oh no it’s Ok I think I’ve made up my mind Well I’m sitting here this evening and for the last week or two and this magnetic pull has been drawing me to the Camino (Caminho) and to catch some of the last Iberian sun of 2021 and fulfil and invigorate...
  4. James X

    Tui - Redondela - Looking to break south of Redondela

    Hi - I walked the as part of my Caminho 2 years ago from Tui to Redondela - I ended up walking about 34KM's that day and it was a killer of a day. I am planning to retrace my steps next week (Early October) but not sure if I want to repeat another arduous day. Can anybody advise if there is...
  5. James X

    Sunrise Start at Ponte De Lima

    Looking back to catch this photo as the sun rises over the bridge in Ponte de Lima (8.15 am 12th October 2017) A beautiful omen as the sun endorses my journey at the very start of 8 great days - posting today as I plan my second and already getting the buzz from this great forum Thanks Everybody
  6. James X

    Just a little advice needed on the Coastal Option (Litoral / Coastal)

    Thanks to everybody for their amazing input here - It's helped me make up my mind this evening and book my flights to do a second Caminho !! (Respect to that h) I only have about 6 to 7 days and my plan would be to walk a section from somewhere North of Porto to Vigo or just north of it**...
  7. James X

    Thanks To A Korean Lady

    On the off chance if anybody knows a Korean lady who just completed the Portuguese Coastal route could some body relay my thanks and appreciation. Met on Saturday 14 Oct while on the southbound train from Redondela to Vigo. (She was returning to Lisbon) She helped me with a ticket situation I...
  8. James X

    Train From Redondela to Vigo evening Sat 14

    I’m hoping to complete the Tui - Redondela leg later today ( Saturday 14 Oct) and then hope to get a train to Vigo late afternoon/ evening There appears to be conflicting information as to what services are available Can anybody confirm ? Thanks in advance ---
  9. James X

    Achilles Novice (with a KM concern) and Coastal Section Advice

    Hi, Great to see so many people giving such great advice I’d like to ask a couple of what might appear to be repeated / silly questions if that’s ok… First off – I had originally intended to walk the coastal route from Porto to connect at Ponte de Lima with the inland route onwards to...
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