This intensely busy time at the beach requires a great amount of cooperation between various entities. For example, the place we have played volleyball the past ten years is also the place a parachute vendor sells rides. Normally he moves up or down the beach when someone needs to fly and there are no issues. This time of year, however, there is absolutely no spare room, so we halt our games whenever he needs to launch a customer or two. A small price to pay for the privilege of having a place to play.