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.

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Weekend Watch #32 – Beyond the Way Episode 6

It’s just about time for another Weekend Watch; this time being the latest episode from Beyond the Way created by Andrew Suzuki. In the video, Andrew arrives at Santo Domingo de la Calzada and meets an group taking part in an ancient Mexican dance. We are reminded to become more connected to the world around us while on the Camino, rather than do as the title of video suggests “Walk, Eat, Sleep, Repeat”.

More details about his videos can be found at