: So I should paddle alone on my own schedule?
Well yes you can paddle by yourself.
Here's my idea. When you are on the water assume that you are on your own - but keep an eye on another paddler should they require assistance.
And if everyone did that the only person that would be left without someone watching over them would be the person with the most experience.
I find that few will ask for help - but many are thankful when you offer to help. So do your part and help others - or go paddle by yourself.
The Connyak BBS