I've spent many hours out here by my house at night just taking in the view. It's my "meditation" time and I'm usually the only one out here at night.
I don't normally take my gear along with me, but a few nights before, I sat on this same bench and the sky was filled with stars and the water was smooth as glass. Quiet nights under the stars just makes the world seem "right." And looking at that starry sky always makes me wonder who might be looking back.