Even the biggest leaders are allowed a vacation every so often.

While his daughters are away at summer camp, Barack Obama is enjoying his annual vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this week with his wife and of course their family dog, Bo. They arrived by helicopter late Saturday and intend to stay for the rest of the week. This is the fourth time that they have holidayed on the Massachusetts island since Obama became president but with the girls away Obama has been filling his time with slightly different activities.

Obama has been spending most of the week playing golf, a bit of basketball and indulging in delicious dinners with his wife including a lunch of fried oysters, fried shrimp, onion rings and french fries. Oh and of course the casual cocktail party here and there.

However the reality of being the President of the USA is never far away, as Obama returns to his duties in Washington on Sunday.

It just goes to show that everyone needs time off from the strains of leadership. But doesn’t he just make it look so easy.