Author Archives: Sarah Kirkish


A Chance Encounter

By Christine Smith

Orca at Wood Spit
Earlier in the day we were underway and heading into Holkham Bay with the intention of going for a hike on Wood Spit. […]



Skiffy-a-saurus Wins Again!

Skiffy-a-saurus Wins Again!
By Jeffrey Smith

We built a new skiff for this season and we’ve been really loving how much it’s changed things.

It was kind of a last […]



Unfed – or – Whales Always Eat First

Highlights from our Whales and Marine Ecology of SE Alaska Trip with Josh McInnes

By Jeffrey Smith, Photos by Josh McInnes and Christine Smith

On the  David B we like to do what […]



Trip #297 Petersburg to Juneau Recap – June 10-17, 2017

Where is the David B?
Sarah here,
Often when I take a phone call or answer an email, I get the question, "Where is the David B today?"

Usually I […]



Newsletter – Wild Brother Wolf and Skiffyasaurus

Wild Brother Wolf visits on Trip #296 May 31 - June 7, 2017
- by Christine Smith

Sometimes the quickest animal sighting stays with me the longest, especially when it […]



Trip #295 Recap – Glacier Bay Photography Class – May 22-29, 2017

Trip #295 Glacier Bay Photography Class - Trip Recap
Glacier Bay is really, really amazing.

When we left for “the Bay” a week ago, I had this feeling that I always […]



Trip #294 Recap – May 6 – 17, 2017 – Canadian Inside Passage

Trip #294 - Northbound Bellingham to Ketchikan Trip Recap
Twice a year the M/V David B relocates from Bellingham to Alaska - Northbound in May and Southbound in August. It […]



Trip #293 Recap – April 27-30, 2017 – San Juan Islands

Trip #294 - San Juan Islands Trip Recap
Ever wonder what happens on one of our 4-day San Juan Islands escapes? Now you know what scenic anchorages we took, what […]



2017 Season Begins!

Christine waves as the David B leaves Squalicum Harbor.

From Jeffrey & Christine,

We are super excited to begin our 2017 Northwest Navigation season April 27th! We will be taking […]



April 15, 2017 – Open Boat Thanks & Tin Hat Project Reveal

From Christine and Jeffrey,

Thank you to everyone who helped us with the Tin Hat Project and everyone who came to our open boat on Saturday. This was an incredibly […]