The summer is nice but all to often the sky has a hazy look to it.
The living may be easy and the fish may be jumping but the skies are not that great.
This is because the air temp. and ground or water temp. vary too much and cause some haze/mist in the sky.
Today I brought my Z730 and Kodak aux. wide angle lens. The temp was about 70 and Hudson Bay was also nice and cool. The sky was a nice bright blue and loaded with nice fluffy clouds (like a tissue commercial).
A wide angle lens will give you a greater view from left to right and snap up the contrast of a weak sky to a good sky and a good sky to a "gooder" sky.
This not a pano shot, a domestic garden variety wide angle shot.