Santo Domingo’s Lavanderia

A simple picture. For those who have not been there, it will not mean much, but it brings back a lot to me.

This picture was taken in Santo Domingo de la Calzada in 2013 after I had completed a grueling 24km walk from Najera through wind and rain. Muck was clinging to my trail shoes and the colour of my trousers had turned from black to a shade of gray. I was waiting for a washing machine to become available as they were in demand that day. What is strange about the Cofradia albergue is that there is no washer or dryer in it which is unlike other albergues. While waiting, I met 2 people from Ireland who are good friends to this day. I met more people from Ireland in the albergue who shared their dinner with me.

You can read my post from that day here.

2013-05-27 12.34.26

2 thoughts on “Santo Domingo’s Lavanderia

Add yours

  1. Brings back some great memories D. Excellent Albergue and nice town. They even put the Champions League final on for us in the Albergue. I think every German Peregrino in town was watching the Final in the Albergue as Bayern Munich were playing Dortmund !
    Walking the Camino AND watching footie ….it doesn’t get any better than that 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Even the wettest and most miserable days can give you some great memories. I’d say you won’t forget that game in Santo Domingo 👍I watched the Champions League final last year in Reliegos. With Italians. Now they are noisier!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Website Built with

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: