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Final Episode – Homecoming

Homecoming. There’s really nothing quite like it. Particularly when you’ve worked so hard to get there. The simplicity of familiarity. Of Family. Of Belonging. A cultural connection to something bigger than one’s self.

The moment I saw land, saw Australia, after sailing 4000Nm is one I’ll never forget. After 37 days at sea I had not only made it home safely, I was given the chance to start again. To look within and shine a light on the pain, the truth, the mistakes and the potential that’s inside us all. Out there on the open ocean I found forgiveness, love and acceptance of all that I am.

An inner peace I’d forgotten existed.

But while I thought what I needed was to be alone, I realised its human connections that make us whole, that bring us happiness and let our hearts soar. A simple truth I’d forgotten in my quest to become a successful entrepreneur.

A truth I now hold as the keystone of my being.

Also here’s short summary of the entire trip:

5 Responses

  1. Amen brother – it’s been great to connect throughout your journey of self re-discovery. Looking forward to the next video call! To new beginnings! 🙏✌️

  2. Hi Rory

    So glad to see you in this video and hear the unsaid words from the feeling while you speak towards the end of the video.
    Sad to learn you collpased and again glad to hear you have recovered. you are the man. you rock brother.

    Will look forward to meet you in person at some point in life. do let me know if you plan to travel towards Dubai , any time in future. would be an honor to host my sailor friend. Good luck for your new life

    1. Thanks Guarav. It was really rather tough to put the emotions into words but really appreciate you watching and for your kind feedback. Likewise, I can’t wait till our paths cross again someday brother

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Rory Hunter
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Entrepreneur. Chief Executive Officer, Song Saa Collective. Pioneers of sustainable development in South-East Asia. The collective includes Song Saa Resorts and Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. 2006, co-established the Koh Ouen Marine Reserve, Cambodia’s first-ever marine protected area. The reserve has since expanded to 400 square kilometres and has gained the support of Monaco’s Prince Albert II. 2013, founded the Song Saa Foundation, an independent NGO dedicated to preserving Koh Rong’s underwater sanctuaries, providing alternative means of livelihood for its residents and bringing much-needed healthcare and education to the region. Speaker at international conferences, including the G20 Summit in Brisbane in 2014. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organisation. Former advertising executive and worked for multinational firms including Saatchi and Saatchi. Graduate, Harvard Business School; studied sustainability and resilience, Stanford University: Global Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; BEcon, Sydney University. Completed the Coast to Coast in 2015, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, set in New Zealand, in 17 hours; offshore sailor, downhill skier, long-distance runner and proud dad of two boys.