Just back from a trip to the British Isles where I visited good friends of mine. They took me on a trip to the Lake District and a tour of the Yorkshire Dales. I can see why these places are popular with the tourist and photographers; the scenery is beautiful.
This image is taken from Skagsanden, near Flakstad, towards north north east and the peak in the distance is Hustinden rising to about 700 meters above sea level. The beach is really inviting, but the water is freezing cold. After all this is Lofoten and north of the arctic circle.
At the latitude where I live, the sky is quite bright during the summer nights. Round mid summer it barely gets dark enough to see the brightest stars. As we move into August the night sky darkens and stars start to appear again. Another late summer phenomena are noctilucent clouds.