The View from Paradise: IL Fan Linda Chancler

Posted on December 15, 2010

In anticipation of Tuesday night’s premiere of 45365the Independent Lens team held a social media contest asking viewers why their zip code was particularly interesting or notable. The IL staff took their favorite 10 entries and put them to a popular vote. The winner, Linda Chancler of Sequim, Washington, was the only one to submit her entry in poem form. IL interviewed her for their first-ever viewer profile.

So, what's so great about Sequim, WA? First of all, Sequim (prounounced "skwim") is sunny! Many people assume all of western Washington is rainy, but because of the rain shadow provided by the Olympic Mountains we only receive an average of about 16 inches of rain a year. By contrast, Forks -- a place many may be familiar with because of the Twilight series -- is the wettest place in Washington and often gets more than 120 inches of rain a year. The beauty here really does take your breath away. We have a unique combination of a mild Mediterranean climate coupled with dramatic Alpine peaks and ancient glaciers, evergreen forests, and rich ocean waters. 

Read the complete interview on the Independent Lens blog.


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