I actually use to do this off the dock. The lake was 'home' to me, I spent so much time in it, and on it. Really, knowing it. It's life through the seasons, the water temperature changes... just a beautiful relationship with nature. My elders always taught me to love and care for it, but never ever, forget to respect it first. As enjoyable as it was, it also had the power to take a life. And it did, on numerous occasions.