From Mozart to the Med . a new life afloat. Malcolm and Janet Nabarro are musicians who for a major part of their working lives performed with the professional orchestra Malcolm established in 1982. After resigning their positions in the mid 90's their search for a new direction led to the idea of buying a boat and sailing off into a new life. A classic twin engined cruiser, eventually purchased and re-named Starry Vere, was their first boat. The purchase, a time of both doubt and excitement, led them to embark on an eventful steep learning curve as they moved from a life musical to one nautical. Mistakes and near-misses are matched by triumph, satisfaction and sheer joy, culminating in their adventure where they leave British shores and head for France as full-time live-a-boards. Their voyage is more than just geographical. It's a time of healing, reconciling, of growing and enriching. Most of all it's a story of learning to live again.