Here's a question for you sea kayaking types...
The family and I had packed up the skiff (22ft aluminum with outboard) for a 2 night camping trip about 60 miles out of town. Due to commitments, we didn't leave the dock till around 4:00pm and figured on getting to the cabin around 7:30pm or so.
An hour into the trip, in an area where boats are starting to thin out, we see a kayaker waving us down. I immediately head over to her and ask if she needs assistance. Her story was that she was not happy with her traveling companion and had turned around to go back to town on her own. She asked if we would give her a ride back to town.
Doing so would have made us scrub one day of our trip, and lose out on one nights rental fee.
I asked her specifically if she was in distress, to which she answered "no." We offered to take her to the nearest bay (we were in a Sound, near open ocean) which always has lots of other boaters from town anchored up.
She started to get a bit testy, tried to guilt us about 'what if she got into distress' and refused the partial ride we offered.
At that point, we said goodbye and left.
I'm not feeling too bad, but want to know the kayaking communities thoughts?