When we debarked the ferry in San Pedro, we decided that Barry would wait for the luggage to be unloaded while I walked over to Pampered Paws to pick Paisley up. There was so much traffic (golf cart, taxi, and bike) in the streets of San Pedro at this busy after-lunch period during high tourist season that I had a difficult time even walking the block and a half to and from Pampered Paws, especially once I had Paisley on her leash with me; but I finally made it back to where Barry was waiting, and he hadn't even retrieved his backpack yet.
Finally, he was able to grab his backpack off the luggage cart, and we hustled down the beach to the water taxi dock with Paisley. We made it with about 15 minutes to spare, after all. In keeping with the theme of the day, though, by the time we boarded Coastal Express, the boat was packed to the gills with people, and of course we had carrying backpacks, Paisley, and Paisley's luggage too. This made for a very cramped ride, but we made it back to the Grand Caribe dock successfully, happy that we'd pulled off another one of our budget friendly travel adventures!
The pictures below were taken by the good folks at Pampered Paws and show the fun Paisley had playing with her friend "Biggy" while she was boarding. Biggy is a frequent doggie day care customer there, and the two of them are the best of friends. No wonder Paisley slept most of the next 24 hours after we got her home!