Doug Gilliland's Photo Albums

Panther Island - Seamus and I head down to the Ten Thousand Islands for 3 days of paddling.
Date: March 26-28, 2014

Silver Lake - Gregg, Ann, Mark and I camp with the dogs at Cypress Glen campground.
Date: March 8-9, 2014

Mosquito Lagoon - Trip with Seamus and Kenny over to the East Coast's Canaveral National Seashore.
Date: February 23-25, 2014

Maine - Kayaking with Eric at Bar Harbor, the Penobscot River and Moosehead Lake.
Date Aug, 1-7, 2013.

Suwannee River 2012- .Carson, Dave and I meet up with Bill, Dave, Corey, Joe and Eddie on the river. Great time!
Date: November 16-18

Cayo Costa - Bob, Sandy, and I paddle to Cayo Costa.
Date: July 24, 2012

Lower Myakka River - Bob, Sandy, Jeff and I paddle down to the hole at the lower Myakka River.
Date: July 3, 2012

Nanthahala River- Greg , Pauline, Kenny, George and I get some whitewater.
Date: July 13 - 17, 2011
Movies: Greg Surfing Greg running the falls

Brush Island, Ten Thousan Islands - Taylor, Greg Stamer and I paddle out of Collier-Seminole State Park as a cold front moves in. Dispite the cold, windy weather we had a great time.
Date: December 26-28, 2010

Christmas at Gary's 2010 - The family Christmas get together at Gary's.
Date: December 24, 2010

Braden River - TBSK trip down the Braden River
Date: December 11, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 at Gail & Bill's - Great food, friends and family. What else could you ask for?

Carson's 21st Birthday - Carson's family and friends celibrate his entry into manhood.

California - Taylor and I paddle the California coast from San Diego to north of San Franscisco.
Date: July 29 - August 9, 2010

Colby - our Border Collie/Bernese Mountain dog - the newest additon to the Gilliland family.

Christmas 2009
Christmas 2009 at Gary & Vikki's

Everglades - December, 2009
Pete Saxon, Taylor and I paddle 3 days in the Everglades - the Ranger Station to Watson Place to Pavilion Key route. Weather was cool, windy and cloudy.

In Memory of Dave Weber
Dave was my kayak, camping and fishing buddy for over two decades. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Murphy, NC - July 10-17, 2009

PIctures from the trip

Video cips of the trip:

Waterfall at Cabin

Carson, Taylor & Debi @ waterfall

Taylor- Grill Miester

Handrolling on the Haiwassee

Rockin Roll

Taylor Rolling

Nanthhalla River

Easter 2009

Cayo Costa Island - March, 21-22, 2009
Dave Weber and I tent camp on the island, circumnavigaing the north half and visit Cabbage Key. Windy, cool and bugless - a great time to visit before the summer heat is upon us.

Ev erg;ades, Feb 2009
Date: Feb. 21-23, 2009
David Taylor and I head down to Everglades City. Paddle to Watson Place then out to Pavilion Key.

Egmont Key, Feb 2009
Date: Feb. 15, 2009
David Taylor, Greg Stamer and I put in at Anna Maria Island and paddle north to Egmont Key. We explore the island then paddle back in a dense fog.

Christmas 2008
Christmas at our house then on to Gary's for the Annual Gilliland Family Christmas.

Cedar Key & Chassahowitzka River
Dates: December 26-28, 2008
Taylor, Dave and I travel up the coast for 3 days of paddling. Original destination was Wacassasa river but the campgrounds no longer exist and there was a fishing tournament so went to Cedar Key instead. Camped at Shell Mound 5 miles out of Cedar Key - noseeums were out in the day but left at sunset. Airboat launch yards away from our campsite provided a morning alarm.
Paddled out into the Gulf from Shell Mound on Friday, Seahorse and Atsena Otie Keys on Saturday (grouper sandwiches at Frog's Landing, Cedar Key on Saturday night) and on to Chassahowktzka River Sunday. Weather: highs in the high 70's, lows in the high 50's with 5-10 mph winds.

Cayo Costa Island - Dec. 2008
Taylor and I spend a couple days on the island.

Carson's Prom & Graduation

Carson's Prom and graduation from SHS (and on to Ringling School of Art & Design)!

Hog Island, March 1, 2008
Dave and I head for a weekend campout and paddle up and down the Withlacoochee River.

Christmas Eve 2007

Christmas Eve at Gary & Vikki's

Myakka/Egmont Key

Date: November 23-25, 2007

Isle Royale National Park

Date: July 27 - August 12, 2007

Taylor, Dave Webber and I circumnavigate Isle Royale. Haven't had the time to edit the pictures, add text or add Taylor's pictures. Will do once I get the beginning of school under control.

Nanthahala River

Date: June 2-7, 2007

Carson, Ken Hiller and I spend a few days in North Carolina and northern Georgia.

Taylor's UF Graduation

Date: May 6, 2007

Trip: Panther Island, Ten Thousand Islands

Date: Decemeber 27-30, 2006

Taylor and I spend a few days on Panther. First time in the Ten Thousands since the big hurricane.


Annual Easter Egg and Beer hunt.


Trip: Downs' Ranch

Date: March 25-26, 2005

The water level of the Myakka River was too low to kayak but we still had a good time.

Trip :Downs' Ranch on the Myakka River

Date: Dec. 29-31 2005

Trip Members: Doug Abbot, Dave Weber, Gary, Dan, others and myself.

Trip :Silver Lake, FL

Date: Dec. 20-22 2005

Trip Members: Greg Gilliland, Taylor and myself.

Christmas 2005

Annual Christmas at Gary and Viki's.

Trip:Silver Lake, FL

Date: Nov 19, 2005

Trip Members: Greg Stamer, Doug Abbot, Carson and myself.

Trip: SE Canoe & Kayak Festival, Charleston, SC

Date: April 15-17

Trip Members: Dave Weber, Carson, Taylor and myself

Easter 2005

Half of the family was out of town but we still had a wonderful Easter.

Christmas 2004

Christmas 2004 at the Gillilands.

Trip: Lake Superioir, Wawa, Canada

Date: July 20-29, 2004

Trip Members: Taylor and myself

Weather: Lows in high 40's, Highs in mid 70's - no rain

Paddling:Drove straight from Sarasota to Wawa in 30 hours (1700 miles). Paddled and hiked a few days in Superior Provincial Park then headed up to Wawa. Paddled twenty miles up the coast to the Dog River and camped for two nights. Hiked up the river to Dennison Falls and paddled up the coast to the Cliffs. Stopped by Sleeping Bear Dunes and South Bend (to see relatives) on the way back. No rain the entire trip - until I drove into Florida.

Cheeks the chipmunk movie - a Canadian chipmunk that was able to stuff 9 almonds in his mouth. Now that's entertainment!

2004 Fourth of July Boat Races

Trip: Stanley Cup

Bolts win the Stanley Cup. Thanks Bill for the tickets!

Movie of the last seconds of the game.

Trip: Myakka Riiver

Date: May 1, 2004

Trip Members: Dave Weber, Greg Gilliland, Doug Abbot and myself

Weather: Mid 80's, windy, partly cloudy

Paddling: Headed down to the lower lake. On the way Dave had a monster of a bass (jumped out of the water so we knew he was huge. Only problem is that he was on the other side of a tree across the water. Dave lost him but one of the biggest bass I've seen in Myakka. Water extremely low in the river - the lake was two feet deep at the max.

Paddled across the lower lake and fished near the big hole. Dave caught some nice size bass while I snagged two nice size talapa. Both Doug Abbot and Greg also caught some nice fish.

Easter 2004

Date: April 11, 2004

Trip: Buck Lake

Date: March 19-21 2004

Trip Members: Dave Weber, Greg Stamer, Carson and I

Weather: Highs in low 70s, lows in 50's

Paddling: Fished Buck Lake on Saturday. Not much luck except for Dave catching a bass. Paddled the Silver River on Sunday.

Trip: Cedar Key

Date: January 24, 2004

Trip Members: UF Canoe and Kayak Club and myself.

Weather: Light winds mid 60's.

Paddling: Launched at Cedar Key at 10:30AM. Paddled 1.5 hours to Sea Horse Key. Ate lunch and visited the lighthhouse. Paddled to Atsena Otie Key and visited the graveyard. Arrive back at Cedar Key around 5 PM.

More Photos of the Cedar Key trip from Taylor

Trip: Panther Island

Date: January 2-4, 2004

Trip Members: Doug Abbot, Greg Stamer, Dave Weber, Gary, RC, Carson and myself

Weather: Warm the entire trip. No foul weather - a few bugs.

Paddling: Current with us both going out and coming in. Same with paddling to Fakahatachee on Saturday. Made it back from Panther Island to the car in record time on Sunday - two hours.

Trip: Myakka with David, Carson and Phillip

Date: December 27, 2003

Trip Members: Phillilp, David, Carson and myself.

Trip: Panther Island

Date: November 28-30, 2003

Trip Members: Doug Abbot, Greg Stamer. Matt Jackson, Carson and myself

Weather: Warm & Sunny Friday. Cold front with stong winds moved in Friday night. Winds 40+ mph - bent the tentpoles on the front of my tent. Cold and windy Saturday. Cool and less wind Sunday.

Paddling: Took 2.5 hours to paddle the 8.4 miles from Port of the Islands to Panther Island. Current and wind with us. Paddle back was against the wind and current - took 4.5 hours.

Trip: Costa Rica Kayak Surfing

Date: June 20-28, 1999

Trip Members: Doug Abbot and myself.

Movie: Shot by Abbot standing on the beach - not the best since I was a quarter mile out at the first break and it was shot in analog and I converted it to DVD.

Paddling: Surf was 8 - 10 feet at Boca Barranca, breaking outside on the Boca Barranca river delta. Got a 2 minute 7 second ride.