Locals seem to regard this lake as ominous, rich in lore of drownings and water babies. Our first exploratory run results in no tragedies. We’re won over first by the multitudinous birds (pelicans, cormorants, grebes, coots, mergansers, and more), then by the multitudinous stars. Maybe it’s because we stick to the shore, as shown in my 3-second timelapse. The pyramid rises in the distance on the far shore.