Looking south towards the Whaleback, large waves created moving surf and the wind forced the beach grass nearly horizontal. And the heavy cloud cover didn't bode well for night photography once again.
On the way back to Northport, I stopped at Christmas Cove and saw the same churned up water, windy conditions, and heavy cloud cover. The lake was giving off darker colors, as night approached. The cloud cover did, however, seem to be breaking up somewhat, especially just above the horizon, where the setting sun had started to cast its orangey glow on what clear sky was visible. It was still four hours until midnight, the beginning of peak hours for meteor watching. Maybe I would luck out after all.