New Dawn Journal

We are re-assessing our dependence on social media and how we use the internet. Did you know that the internet industry has a carbon footprint similar to the shipping industry? Never mind the cultural and political impact on our communities!

  One approach we are taking, for a healthier digital relationship, is to focus on quality journalism for our newsletters. This way we can document our wonderful sail cargo network and give only the most necessary information once or twice a month.

Below is a sample of our most recent work, in time we hope to fill a book!

  • The Story of The Three Cats

    When our photographer Kerry was on Assignment at Quinta do Veloso this Spring, she couldn’t help but notice the abundance of cats around the place. Three of these happen to…

  • Spilling the beans with Emilia Reigado

    It’s bean planting season in the Côa Valley, Portugal!  We spoke with Emilia Reigado, the bean queen herself, to learn more about her tasty and versatile crop. We find out…

  • Postcards from the Sea – Astrid: A trainee’s life aboard Gallant

    Getting up for the night watch and keeping up with a never-ending list of maintenance tasks are nothing compared to the camaraderie and laughs found onboard the Gallant as it…

  • The Galley – Giulia Baccosi

    Giulia exudes an enthusiasm for life that is contagious. While admitting she has a long way to go, she wears her galley-cook hat proudly among the many others she has…

  • Creating a sail-cargo family in Noirmoutier

    Tucked up along the west coast of France about 50 kilometres from the mouth of the Loire river, sits Noirmoutier. This island is home to renowned, centuries-old salt flats. It…

  • The Galley – Chloe Gillatt

    What’s it like to cook food aboard a sailboat? We spoke with a few experienced sea chefs to find out, and boy did we come home with a bag of…

  • If I don’t have olive oil, I don’t have a life.

    Move to the countryside. Set up a rural business. Live the simple life. Right? Depends on who you ask. For many, the realities of running a farm quickly muddy any…

  • New Dawn Journal Vol. I

    In December 2020 we printed our first-ever zine, a collection of our thoughts and writing from the previous months. Read it, take it apart, put it up on a wall,…

  • From excellent lamp fuel to award-winning Os Tres Gatos oil

    Miranda Ottewell’s family fell in love with a crumbling Portuguese quinta, uprooted their life in the US, and set upon a deliciously oily learning curve.

  • More than just a chocolate company

    “It’s inevitable. In a forest system, resources come from outside. There is rain coming from outside. There are migratory birds; they maybe will nest in one place in a certain…

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