Heading downstream (100 Word Challenge)

Time to warm up the brain again with another 100 Word Challenge. Here goes:

The sound of the rushing water was an evocative background as the River Guide addressed his brood of travelers. Dark storm clouds on the horizon promised an untoward shift in the journey plans. The air was thick with warning. With a sing song lilt in his voice, he shouted “Pack them well! It’s going to be a wet one!” He went from canoe to canoe, ensuring everyone was prepared for the upcoming weather before they slid into the water. After the last canoe started heading downstream, he slid his own kayak in, with barely a ripple. Their long journey was far from over yet.