While I always liked the curved wooden boards on the north side of the pond, the two level path looked odd. So we decided to create a larger ground level deck in the area. The pond digger worked some long hours in the hot sun on this project. There were some evenings that he was feeling some of the effects of dehydration. The end result is a really nice spot to feed and watch the koi. I purchased a new bench and it fits over here quite nicely. The koi seem to like this deck too.