Before the tourists arrive in their wagons and SUV’s with license plates from European countries to the east. Before the locals emerge from their holiday apartments, loaded with plastic colorful toys and coolers of food and drink. Before the old men, dark as coffee set up the impromptu bocci court near the back of the beach. Before the water warms up. Before the ice creams are restocked from the freezer truck. Before all the sand dunes are manipulated into place. Before summer starts.