Sail north to explore the Bahamas beginning with the remote Family Islands! Mayaguana and Acklins Islands in the southern Bahamas lie in a huge expanse of shallow water and we are keen to investigate life in the settlements. We test out our new shallow-draft sailboat in the quiet anchorages here. We also dive the spectacular reefs in this crystal water. Next we sail to Acklins and try the technique of beaching the boat on the salt flats of the Bight of Acklins. We also celebrate Mother's Day with the residents of the Lovely Bay settlement.