Ring of Brogar, Scotland
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Before being an innkeeper, Herlinda was a sailor/navigator, dietitian, bicycle mechanic, and graphic designer. A native San Franciscan, those who know her well would say she loves nature and adventure. Favorite past times include cycling, gardening, travel, a good soak in a remote hot springs, and salsa dancing.
Early memories as an inner-city kid were of trying to figure out how she could get her little-kid-self into nature. Not old enough to drive, she would just take off — on the bus, on her bike, or simply on foot. If she wasn't hiking to and camping in places she should not have been, she was riding her bike to someplace too far from home for a teenage girl on her own.
Thankfully, she survived her youth.
After graduating college (SFSU) Herlinda taught herself celestial navigation and embarked upon a sailing voyage that spanned the entire Pacific Ocean. Starting in San Diego, it ended two years later in Darwin, Australia after having visited many Pacific Island groups along the way (the Marquesas, French Polynesia, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia). Herlinda was so smitten with New Zealand that she ended up lingering there for seven years, during which time she got a job with Apple and began a 25-year career in graphic design.
After having lived in so many beautiful places, Herlinda is often asked why she chose to settle in Waimanalo. "The ocean and mountains here take my breath away each and every day," she says. "and I love having a place to share it."
E komo mai means Welcome to Hale 'Nalo!