Two weeks in Wellfleet, with many native Cape Cod sightings: two deer, three herons, eight turkeys, a raft of seals, and one writer. Alec Wilkinson read from his new book The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration [Kindle]. His New Yorker fact piece about Andrée's 1897 air voyage with a crew of three to reach the North Pole by hot air balloon was a riveting revelation. The book promises to be more. If you admire foolhardy, courageous attempts at the unknown, or anything at all about the Arctic, get it now.