I have been longing to take a cruise on the adorable David B, ever since watching this video on the Northwest Navigation website. Today, I visited an open house on the boat, which was all decked out with colorful flags for the occasion. Christine met us on the dock and invited us into her galley where beautiful and delicious appetizers flanked her “sweet heart” old-fashioned wood stove. Then she took us below deck to peek at the four cozy and inviting cabins (I could have crawled in an taken a nap on the spot). The forward head (bathroom) sports a vintage tub and a modern mini gas fireplace for warmth. When Jeffery fired up the engine, the deep rhythmic rat-a-tat-a, rat-a-tat-a play harmony with the splash of waves and caw of gulls overhead. I could easily imagine myself letting all my cares go as i drift through the islands on the David B, hiking, kayaking and gourmet snacking as I go. I MUST book a trip with Northwest Navigation!