Saturday, June 22, 2013

Planning Buoys For Summer Holidays, Welcoming Foreign Military Visitors, Taking Out The Trash, Two Fifths Full, On TV Tomorrow, TaeKwanDo Camp, Overflow Problem Solved, Whale Shark Worries, Super Moon In Isla Mujeres News Saturday, June 22 Articles & Events The Final Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

"Rosary" of buoys to protect swimmers from boats
Safer beaches with summer vacation about to begin

Rosario de boyas para proteger a bañistas de las embarcaciones

Viernes, 21 de Junio de 2013 22:57

Playas más seguras con el periodo vacacional en puerta

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de junio.

 The HarborMaster, Miguel Gil Ismael Gonzalez, said they plan to install buoys again in the area known as "Riito", to provide safety for the hundreds of swimmers who will crowd into this area during the summer holiday, where boat tours also visit. (I believe that is the area offshore from Na Baalam and the Avalon)
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Foreign military visiting the municipality

Militares extranjeros visitan al munícipe

Viernes, 21 de Junio de 2013 21:12
Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES 21 de junio.- 

ISLA MUJERES 21 de junio.-Members of the military for land, sea, and air,  of various countries in Latin America and Europe,  had a pleasant visit at City Hall with the Mayor who offered them hospitality. The Mayor showed them the mural, which depicts major events that shaped the history of Isla Mujeres, and souvenir photos were taken with the mural in the background. 
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense


No accumulation of garbage at the trash transfer facility Sin acu­mu­la­ción de basu­ra en zona de trans­fe­ren­ciaPor Ovidio López - Isla Mujeres
The Department of Public Services has been moving 60 tonnes of trash daily to the mainland,  reducing the accumulation of trash at the Transfer Facility,which should be fully under control by the end of the month.  At one point more than a thousand tonnes had accumulated due to mechanical problems, which have been resolved. The state government helped alleviate problem with the loan of two vehicles, and the amount was reduced to 300 tonnes. Recently there was a week when the rains prevented these activities because it was unsafe, and then the transfers resumed at an increased pace. (The ground became too soft for the heavy equipment.)  When the holiday season begins, the amount of trash collected  will increase from ~18-20 tonnes per day to ~25-28 tonnes.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Hotels operating with favorable occupancy

Operan hoteles con favorable ocupación

   Despite the season, downtown hotels in Isla Mujeres are operating at an overall rate of 40% capacity,with the HIM (Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres) members reporting 36% and others reporting 44%. On the weekends these numbers improve slightly to put occupancy at nearly 50 percent. The beautiful beaches are rather quiet, and many people who visit the island are attracted by its cuisine.

Promotion of Isla Mujeres on "Fashion Tour"
En la transmisión aparecerán imágenes del delfinario. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Municipios | Promocionarán a Isla Mujeres en “Fashion Tour”Lanrry Parra
 The show will be aired Sunday July 23 at 2pm (I think they mean June, not July) and again on Monday June 24 at 7:30 by Unicable in Mexico and Cable de las Estrellas in Latin America, Europe, and Oceana, and it promotes Isla Mujeres as an important destination for sport fishing. It is a new episode that was filmed in Isla Mujeres, and includes images of the tenth Fishing Tournament on May 17-19. Other scenes that are expected to be included are MUSA (the underwater sculpture museum), Dolphin Discovery, Garrafon Park, Punta Sur, Capt. Dulch Museum. and preparation of tikinxic (grilled fish).

Planning to delineate the area for swimmers 

Embarcaciones ofrecen paseos a los turistas en el área del “Riíto”. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)

Municipios | Estudiantes anticipan vacaciones en Isla Mujeres Lanrry Parra

Students in Isla Mujeres anticipate vacation
En la Secundaria Técnica Número 1, las actividades educativas formales se han suspendido. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)
Yesterday.  This appears to be about the middle school and high school in the mainland area of Isla Mujeres, where minimal school activities are taking place, although the official holiday period had not yet begun. On Wednesday, 66 students graduated from the high school and at the middle school formal activities were suspended from "ante de ayer viernes". (Before yesterday Friday)

Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadIsla Mujeres will host Tae Kwan do 

Isla Mujeres será sede de Taekwondo

jun 21, 2013 8:55
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo – Of the 30 students of the Isla Mujeres school of Tae kwan Do "Pil Sung", nine qualified for the camp of High Performance, which will take place July 5 & 6, and include 50 athletes. This is the first time this camp will be held in Isla Mujeres and is for participants with black and red belts. Athletes will come from Puerto Morelos, Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Yucatan. The camp will begin on the evening of July 5th at the Convention Center and there will be physical training on the beach on July 6th.

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Welcome to whale sharks
Bienvenida al tiburón ballena+] Ver mas

The Whale Shark Festival started Friday with a parade using the name given to the giant fish by the ancient Maya: Nojo’ch Utz Kay, or Gran Pez Bueno. While the goals of this festival include the conservation and maintenance of this species, with education of the public and students about the importance of protecting their environment, in reality the whale sharks are not being well protected. They are exposed to harassment on a daily basis by irresponsible service providers who take advantage of the lack of vigilance by authorities. Some tour providers have failed to follow established  standards of practice, and some have even damaged the huge animals with the propellers of their boats with their over eagerness to get close and provide the experience that was promised, and avoid refunding money.
  Isla Mujeres licensees  say there have been announcements that this season surveillance would be improved to assure compliance with the regulations, but in reality the personnel of the National Marine Park and SEMARNAT rarely appear, and the Navy is always elsewhere.
   The Municipal Tourism Director said what is needed is for the licensees to pool together their resources and hire a plane to identify the movements of the sharks, so the boats could be distributed at various points and avoid overcrowding.
       In the days after the torrential rains, there were two whale sharks that were systematically harassed by service providers. An Isla Mujeres licensee commented, "Providers from Cancun will enclose an area with boats, after they see one or two animals, to ensure that their clients will not leave without seeing a whale shark, but the downside is that the whale sharks suffer the consequences of those ambitions, and during this season four or five have been injured by propellers. This occurs because they have guarantees of returning money to tourists who do not see whale sharks. After days of rainy weather, the waters become very murky and the animals do not feed on the surface, because their main food source, plankton, is not at the surface. The harassment is likely to occur then, when those operators find one (whale shark)." He recalled that whale sharks have been visiting the waters of the Mexican Caribbean since ancient times from Cabo (Cape) Catoche and Holbox to Isla Mujeres, although it is fairly recent that it has become a tourism activity, which began with service providers in Holbox. Originally the tourism permits were supposed to provide extra income for those in the fishing industry, but so many permits have been given out, that the presence of the whale sharks in the area could be compromised if effective monitoring is not implemented to assured that the rules are respected.

Pestilencia invade la avenida Rueda Medina[+] Ver mas
Pestilence invades Rueda Medina Avenue
Aguakan employees cleared a blocked drain that had overflowed with bad smelling water onto Rueda Medina, main street. It was located in front of a golf rental agency named Bahia, which was blamed for the problem. An Aguakan representative said they removed an obstruction of fats from the pipe. He said that while Aguakan does preventative maintenance on about 200 meters of pipe daily, it is the responsibility of property owners to prevent discharge of substances such as fats or solids. He said that businesses of this type, like restaurants, must have a grease trap, and the municipal Ecology agency is in charge of these matters.

Isla mujeres realiza grandes esfuerzon para promocion turistica[+] Ver mas
Major tourism promotion for Isla Mujeres

Por Esto notes that the Fashion Tour campaign is not only focused on Isla Mujeres, but also includes other destinations in Quintana Roo. It says the program will be shown on Sunday June 23 at 2pm on Unicable, and Monday June 24 at 7:30. In the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania it will air on Sunday June 23 at 11am (Central Mexico Time). It is estimated that the program will reach 35 million viewers.

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

From MVC B&B :  June Events

Fri-Sun June 21-23:  Whale Shark Festival  See below for events
Sat & Sun June 22 & 23 : Super Full Moon (6:50, 7:50, & ~hour later nightly)

Super Moon of June: The biggest brightest moon of the year
This year the Supermoon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree — the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23 the Moon will be “only” about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Source link  

Saturday's Live Music:

Fenix:  3-5 Tropical Groove (reggae & Cumbia) LINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Casa de los Suenos:  4-7 w 1/2 price appetizers  LINK LINK
Iguanas: 6:30-8:30  Tropical Groove  w BBQ ribs, steaks,etc   LINK   LINK   
Brisas Grill: ~7p   Cuban trio  LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset Keyboard & vocals  LINK

Fenix: 8-10  Latin Jazz w Fabio  LINK
Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono 8:30-11  Marco LINK
Poc Na 9p  ?   Link
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz  8-10   La Guera & Willy's Blues  LINK

Fenix 10:30-2 Guest DJ & Fire Show  LINK
Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
La Terraza 10p-close Salsa & Latin  LINK
Poc Na   Link

Tres Mentiras ?  LINK
La Catrina ?  LINK LINK 
More info: via the The Science Llama.
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By Bruce...A Frigate and the moon. (Thursday night)

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Bruce :   Great Flamenco music at Iguanas. Also had really good roast lamb. It was an incredible night. Thanks to Carlos for making it special. (And excellent Shrimp guajillo! Excellent dancing & music!)

Bruce: posted toCarlos Espíndola :Your next career.

Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla MujeresSome video of our amazing visit from the dolphins at Punta Sur on Thursday! (go to their page to see it as video)
Rick Melase  Home sweet home........

Jackie Conlon 

Caribe On CanvaTGIF! Wish I was on the island and could stop by La Terraza for a drink and some live music! This shot was taken early one evening before all the action began! Have a great weekend everyone!

Ibette de Alcocer shared a photo.
I remind all my clients to continue with the Chinese and Mexican evening meals.
les recuerdo a todos mis clientes que continuamos con la comida china y los antojitos mexicanos. ¡ BUFALO !!
Poc-Na Hostel shared Turismo De Isla Mujeres's photo.
Llego el verano 2013, Bienvenido el Tiburon Ballena "Nojo´ch Utz Kay"

Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.

¡El verano llegó! Y con él el Fashion Tour #IslaMujeres, este domingo 23 de junio a las 14hrs. por Unicable
The Summer is here! Join us! Fashion Tour is on  Unicable Sunday June 23 at 2pm

Bruce's photo of the bunker dug on our beach two nights ago by a mama turtle ;)

Jackie Conlon-
1.Fredy's One of the best Caesar Salads on the island
2.  Fredy's - Steak bruschetta. Very good! — with Fredys Antonio Poot Ucan in Isla Mujeres 


Hmmm....An Isla Mujeres Franchise for This Stuff...$$$$ ;)
NeverWet: a superhydrophobic spray on coating (in two applications)
 ~$20usd at Home Depot in the US...Not recommended for glass surfaces or electronics...and yet check out the underwater iPhone demo on this video! 
    Coating those rust prone screws & rivets & zippers on (otherwise rust-resistant) doors, furniture, bikes, luggage, etc  is an idea that excites me...but it's not as dramatic as dumping condiments on your boss.   (Here's another link)

Jackie ConlonI feel like a VIP here. They take such good care of me.  — at Casa de los Sueños.

 It's easier to be aware of the more obvious signs of dehydration like thirst and dry lips, but there are other symptoms, such as headache, cramps, irritability, palpitations, dizziness, sluggishness, lightheadedness, dark urine, decreased urination or decreased sweating, and confusion.  Keep some water at hand, use your hat, & plan your activities to avoid exertion in the heat of the day! It's officially summer!

Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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