Social distancing is definitely possible – but you have to concentrate and it takes longer to get going! It is best if you can load/unload your boat and get it to the beach individually. I know a couple of friends who paddle together regularly and need help getting to the water. They have the rule that they will always carry the bow of their own boat. This probably works as you have 17′ between you, but once the boat is on the beach you have to remember to maintain that distance. Have fun this weekend. Fresh air and exercise is sure to do us good.