I have had the following reply from my father to Esther Tibbs' question about Chief Officer Genochio (my uncle; my father's brother) on the Malcolm Miller:
"Yes, Peter (perhaps known professionally then as Eric Genochio) was First Officer on STS Malcolm Miller for a while in the 1970s. The Malcolm Miller and The Winston Churchill took part in the Spithead Review of the British and Commonwealth Fleet at the time of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. That is why we have the chart of the Solent with all the positions and names of the ships (mainly Royal Naval) which took part. By the time of the Golden Jubilee, there was no Royal Yacht from which the Queen could review the Fleet, and there was no Spithead Review.
"Peter very much enjoyed the work, loved sailing a large three-masted ship and liked training & teaching the people who came on cruises. Some crews consisted entirely of people with physical handicaps. Sometimes the Malcolm Miller would be berthed in the docks in London. She must have made a fine sight.
"Please give my greetings to Esther Tibbs."
Dawn from Plympton
Well done Ed, I've enjoyed following your travels & looking forward to reading the book.
I logged into the BBC Devon site to see news of the start of the 50th Anniversary Tall Ships Race and your name caught my eye as it was to the right of the Tall Ships Race photographs. I worked for the Sail Training Association for many years and among the many stories which were passed down of life on board the STA's 150 ft. three-masted Schooners SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL and MALCOLM MILLER (now retired and replaced by PRINCE WILLIAM and STAVROS S NIARCHOS) were of a Chief Officer Genochio. Are you related?
Arthur and Pat Hughes
Hi Ed, great to see this, our own son has just started a 5000 mile trip to St Petersburg (Russia) for charity. Some of your exploits will be intresting to read, how do you cope with all the foreign languages, what the positives from the trip? of course apart from "I,ve done it"
Just read your June report. great fun!!
If you need a bed (or floor) near Hastings on your way through southern England I'd be happy to oblige. I'll even gather my cycling friends to ride a while with you if we may.
Good luck with the next stage.
well done Edward, best of luck from Sue on the Isle of Wight
Been following your travels. What a wonderful thing to be able to fulfill your dream even if sometimes it must be so difficult. I wish you all the best. God speed.
Ed, if you end up in Kashgar before the end of May I'll see you here. I'm off on my own jaunt with camels and horse through the Gobi to Beijing. Would absolutely love to hear your stories... All the best bud.
Wonderful game. Great to see the Aussies humbled again.
www.devoncricket.co.uk will be where to find League results and Tables. 1st IX in C division. 2nd IX in 2nd IX B division. Will pencil you in for August.
Hi Paul -
With a fair wind, I might just be back for the end-of-season relegation battle.
Can I find Clyst St George match reports on-line anywhere?
And did you see South Africa vs Australia? Now that was cricket like we play it in Devon.
Cricket season starts on April 22nd 2006. When do you hope to be available for selection?
Have been following your exploits with interest and admiration.
...a fantastic journey, amazing photos and some unforgetable memories I'm sure!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy (and safe) travels homeward...
Have just come across your journey ,did not know you were doing this,I would just like to a word of encourgement[spelling terible,sorry]we have snow at the moment but clearing.
I look forward to hearing of your exploits,and wish you a safe journey home to the uk.
avoid those sharp stones,be safe in what you attempt,I expect your missing english ale.
That sounds like soooooo much fun, I'm seriously envious. Due to work and family commitments, the best I can do right now is 8 miles to work in the morning, then back again at night!
Best of luck to you!
John of Paddington
You can come home now Edward, the Speed cameras have been discredited, Hunting continues and I am unable to use the new message boards, the cheers are deafening. Well done, look forward to your book.
how is it going eddie? please update us! Hope Richards handy tips helped-was he drunk when he left his message?
Right, so rigour, exams and stamina Richard? Got that edward? Now go for it and good luck!
Godspeed Edward. BTW, that mound of beard andhair you had shorn in HK - we're weaving into a sweater for the Tibet ride!
I wanted to be a cyclist, but I never had the stamina. I never had sufficient stamina to pass the rigorous cycling exams. They're very rigorous, the cycling exams; they're noted for their rigour. Cyclists come staggering out, saying oh my! What a rigorous exam. So I became a motorist instead. (cont'd on p. 94)
Richard Steer (Ex Bikeshed)
Great to hear you finally made it mate!! But your cycling back?!?! I'm in envy, Best of Luck to you. Rich.
jo jo bobo
GO EDDIE GO!!
I enjoyed reading your reports on the Devon web site & look forward to reading the future ones. Good luck with the return journy & take care.
Joe, your wife
Come back, you forgot your jam sandwhiches and your thermos flask of tea!