Sunday, September 8, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, Sept 8 The Afternoon Edition

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



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

3.5 million pesos released to change motors & boats

Help for fishing sector

Sueltan 3.5 mdp para cambiar motores y embarcaciones

Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 00:15

Apoyo para el sector pesquero

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.- This has the same info as previously translated with the addition of noting that a 60 hp outboard engine has a retail cost of over 80,000 pesos, but with this subsidy from the state and federal governments, it will cost the fisherman 30,000 pesos.
Leer más...

The fishermen completed the large sea procession with Our Lady of Charity of Cobre

The wooden image was translated from Isla Mujeres to its niche in Isla Contoy where a mass was offered for the seamen

Cumplen pescadores con la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre Magna procesión marítima

Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 00:07

De Isla Mujeres trasladan la imagén tallada en madera, a un nicho de Isla Contoy, donde se oficia una misa en ofrenda de los hombres del mar

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.- There were ~60 boats in the procession, including boats from the fishermen cooperatives, tour boats, and individual's boats. There was some dissatisfaction concerning the departure because the organizers had expected the Port Authority to prevent people from assembling and boarding boats before the procession had come from the church. About fifty boats of families and friends had departed before the boat with the Virgin left, the“Halcón Maya”, which therefore was accompanied by only a few boats.
     Our Lady of Charity del Cobre is venerated in Santiago de Cuba every 8th of September. She is the patron saint of fishermen, and during the rest of lobster season,  they keep the wooden image in a niche  on "Bird Island". The procession is a fourteen year old tradition. (Isla Contoy is also know as  Isla de los Pájaros).
Leer más...

Sixty boats of the commercial fishermen participated 


Sábado, 07 de Septiembre de 2013 23:53

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.- There were over 60 boats participating in the procession to Isla Contoy. These included vessels from the fishing cooperatives  Por la Justicia Social, Patria y Progreso, Isla Blanca, Macax and Caribe; as well as boats provided by Ultramar and Magana.  The traditional Mass offering protection to the fisherman and giving thanks to Our Lady of Charity of Cobre took place around 10am.
Leer más...

 Tvisla Mujeres

Hundreds of people attended the boat procession  of Our Lady of Charity to Isla Contoy
Cientos de personas asisten a la procesión marítima de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre a la Isla Contoy
Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Náuticos, optimistas sobre el clima
    Seamen: Optimistic about the weather 


    Náuticos, optimistas sobre el clima

    0 07 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-  Tourism service providers hope the climate will allow them to close out September with good statistics, although they admit the risk of storms, noting the most significant phenomena were Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and Hurricane Wilma in 2005. They had a good run in July, and low season began for the nautical tour providers on August 25, when business dropped by 50 percent.They expect the weather to cooperate and allow them to operate this next month. 


    Showing devotion to the Virgin of Cobre

    Muestran devoción a Virgen del Cobre

    0 07 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > .



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Pilgrimage of the patroness of the fishermen
Peregrinación de la patrona de pescadores+] Ver mas

Strong pressure on teachers to give classes
Fuerte presión a maestros para dar clases. [+] Ver mas
In response to demands by parents, this Saturday some middle school teachers gave classes to help the students catch up on material they had missed during the strike. It is expected they will resume with the suspension of classes. There were a significant number of absences due to the celebration of the Virgin of Cobre.

Islanders unite to clean the beaches
Isleños se unen a la limpieza de playas[+] Ver mas
Over 300 people participated in the "International Beach Clean-Up", and they gathered about a ton of trash. Contributing organizations included: the Ocean Conservancy association, Aguakan, Amigos de Isla Contoy, the Navy, high school students from Colegio de Bachilleres, city employees, and residents in general. At 8am yesterday, over 150 people gathered at the beach in front of the municipal cemetery, near colonia La Gloria, for this annual clean up.

Occupancy increases for the weekend
  Sube la ocupación en fin de semana[+] Ver mas

(This appears to be a photo about the beach clean up) Hotel occupancy increased to 60% and many Mexican families, as well as foreign tourists, were seen enjoying the beach and the weather, to the benefit of tourism service providers and restauranteurs. There were also many people shopping, and using the services for tours, snorkeling, and fishing.

This blog is brought to you by....
MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach
   Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

View from rooms
Small room
Large room
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants


Sept 14-16  Holiday Weekend: Mexican Independence Day begins with the Grito on Town Square Sunday at midnight 

Sept. 19 6:55pm  Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)

Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are nesting on the eastern beaches in the wee hours. There are Tortugranja personnelmonitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
    Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately! 

 There are blue and red crabs migrate to & from the sea during the full moons, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle & in Sac Bajo 
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February. 

The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola! Free Chipachole LINK

Iguanas: Latin/Caribbean/Mx ~6p-8p  LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK

Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK

  Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK  
Cafe del mar ? LINK 
La Catrina ? LINK
 John Cain's schedule is
  Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9

 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band  

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Isla Contoy yesterday...
Tony Garcia added 10 photos.
The old pool at Posada.....
Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Posada del Mar Hotel's photo.

*** Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program ***

Several students graduated or will be soon so there have been new students added to the Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program. With the new students there is a need for more sponsors. There are two levels of sponsorship - $30 or $55 a month.

Citlali is a student starting college. She has one sponsor at the $30 level, but we would like to support her at $150/month, so need between 3 and 5 more sponsors.

Brayan is a new high school student. We have one sponsor - at $30 level, so we need one more sponsor. Brayan's mom is Cecelia, the heavy-set woman who is active with the bead ladies - friendly and has taken some English classes, you may have met her.

If want more information about the program or want to become a sponsor please message me. This is a great way to give back to the people of Isla Mujeres as well as life changing for the students and their families.
David Daniel  Sunset on Isla is always special - and this one was no exception — with Diane White Daniel  at El Varadero.
 Diane White Daniel's photo.
Another stunningly beautiful day

Induna Charters  Fully belly is what I like, had an awesome meal at BASTOS in La Gloria this evening....You need to get down there soon!

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
. .

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for adding my FB post about the scholarship program. The more ways the word get spread the more likely we are to find new sponsors.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.