Our friends and we canoed out to the lake during the day, just to hang out. Since most nice shorelines were privately owned (which is really unfortunate), we couldn't just dock anywhere. After a while, we found a large rock standing in the middle of the water. It was a nice place to perch, chat, and take a dip. We had our lunch and beer with us, so we were psyched to find this place. We tied the canoes together with a rope, and wrapped it around the rock so the canoes would not drift away.
We think Kaiju didn't mind our friends who joined for the weekend. What do you think?
Where we camped this time was an island (23-acre with 4 camp sites). So, we decided to let Kaiju off leash during the morning hours when we walked to and from places on the trails. He did well! Towards the end of afternoon, we were more hesitant to do it because we did not want to have to look for him in the dark, if he decided to completely ditch us. Even still, he was not going to swim away or anything, so our hesitation was nothing other than us being worrywarts.
As soon as Kaiju was off-leash, he acted very differently. He was more stubborn in his insistence to go towards the direction of his choice. He, nevertheless, stuck with us mostly and happily.