The Thunder Bay River is in Atlanta, MI. What a great place to bathe, float down, fish and just enjoy. I took several pictures and wanted to paint the one with the widest river view. While staying at a nearby cabin with friends, we all went down the road to get in the river and float down. We actually went in through a huge tunnel pipe that shot us out into the river. Two things are imperative here… one is that you have a raft and the other is that you don’t poke a hole in your raft. The river in front of the cabin was great, but along the way there are a lot of trees and sticks that can put a damper in your trip. In some areas the river is several feet deep and in others it is inches deep. You must be on your game to jump up and walk over the rocks and then jump back on your raft for the deeper spots. There’s also algae along the way. Creepy algae. One of my friends poked a hole in her raft almost immediately after being shot thru the tunnel and then had a 25 minute float with her body through the algae and crayfish and other such things that live in the river. I took her picture as she arrived at the cabin and she wasn’t pleased. She was floating on the pillow of the raft… worn to a frazzle in a dire attempt to continually blow up the raft while being drug down the river. I learned from her trip. My trip was heaven. It was peaceful and I was vigilant about avoiding sticks that would result in my swimming with the fishes. My only issue was while floating over the thick algae (which was so thick that it was floating on top of the water) that I had to lift my rear end up in order for the river to move me along. Now that’s an unfortunate fact that I had not considered. Nice. All in all a great trip and a fantastic river!