Well it wasn't quite the exotic birthday of years past (Iceland, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Chennai) but I did spend my birthday in a place I've never had a birthday in before: Boston. A work assignment put me in Beantown on my birthday, so I spent the morning with a friend, playing tourist.
Also in keeping with past traditions of taking over skipper duties while at sea (Kerala India, Caddo Lake TX), I took a turn driving the amphibious Boston Duck into the Charles River (at left). I know I should be paying more attention to where I'm going here, but I was somewhat distracted by the rousing rendition of Happy Birthday that the busload of tourists was singing at this moment.
Photo credit: Maria