Welcome to the Backchuck
This is a site about my own little world.
Who am I?
My name is Chris Lickey and I live in Washington State (that is the one on the left, both literally and figuratively), in the United States. I'm a middle aged guy, with a wife, Janet, and three kids (all quadrupeds): Max, Abby, and Rudy. Rudy is available for stud service, and he has his own little website for those who are interested.
Janet and me with Abby, Max, and Rudy above the Imnaha River in Northeastern Oregon, July 2008.
I'm a tug boat captain for Western Towboat Co., running a tug and barge from Seattle to Southeast Alaska and back. I haul freight and supplies for Alaska Marine Lines to the fine people of the Alaska panhandle.
When not out boating, I like to do a little camping, hunting and fishing, take a few pictures, travel a bit, and spend time with my family. I also enjoy working with wood and metal, reading, playing a bit with computers and trying to learn a little as I go to keep the grey matter dusted off. This website is part of the latter. It is a chance to try some of the things that I've read about to see if I can make them work. This is a work in progress. It is done in my spare time in a basic text editor, so it takes time for me to get things together. Check in once in a while and see the changes. If you have comments or suggestions, pass them along.
I hope you take a minute and look around. Thanks,
If you were woundering why I chose the name, its because backchucks are usually very beautiful, peaceful, and quite cozy. A backchuck is a small secondary inlet, cove, or lagoon with a restricted entrance; and they are usable only by small boats. It is a very good place to be when the world is going crazy outside the entrance, and the sea is white with rage. It's the kind of place I like to poke around and explore.