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.
DQR still has yesterday's news at 11am
Due to Tropical Storm Karen, the port was closed to general navigation, with only the UltraMar, Magana, and vehicle ferries operating.
(this was posted yesterday)
Noticias de Quequi......
Attentive to the winds
0 03 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Yesterday the port was closed to navigation, except for the ferries. The Habormaster, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, explained that even if the storm poses no danger to the island, there are air currents reaching speeds above 40 km per hour, and with more days of rain predicted, water activities, like diving or surfing (surfeo) could remain restricted, for the safety of visitors. The restriction is not just to boats under forty feet, but to all the tours from Cancun and the jet skis. The rains have been minor, so they have not endangered the ferries: Magana, Ultramar, and the vehicle ferry.
Hyperbaric chamber will be operational
Coordinating before the storm ("environmental contingency")
Monitoring Tropical Storm "Karen" in Isla Mujeres
Diario La Verdad
Karen causes rain in the area
Intense search for fisherman
Intensa búsqueda de pescador[+] Ver mas
Although the port was closed to all navigation except the ferries, and the Port Authority sent alert messages to the boating community advising precautions with the approaching arrival of Tropical Storm Karen, on Wednesday night a crew member of a shrimp boat fell into the sea, about 40 miles northwest of Isla Mujeres. The Navy implemented a search and rescue plan, and the admiral explained that although the accident occurred at 11:30pm, the Navy was not notified until the early hours of Thursday. Advisories were given to boaters on Wednesday morning.
The Navy has been searching since Thursday morning, and the Naval 'zarpó' was sent out after the report, because it was appropriate to extend the search area, due to the delay in reporting the accident. As soon as weather conditions permit, a plane from Chetumal would join the search. The shrimp, "Marengo", is based at the concrete pier at Puerto Juarez, and the man who fell overboard comes from a community known as "La Soyita".
Maritime activities restricted
Restringen la actividad marítima+] Ver mas
Efficient coordination for the storm
Eficiente coordinación ante tormenta+] Ver mas
Lower temperature are conductive to respiratory infections, but they have not yet increased
Bajas de temperatura propician infecciones respiratorias, pero hay con qué afrontarlas[+] Ver mas
Fishermen must contribute their share to obtain motors, or complete boats
Pescadores deben de aportar su parte a fin de obtener motores, o lanchas completas +] Ver mas
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It's National Taco Day
I ran into Capt. Bill from Texas who says his favorite taqueria is still the former "Baseball Taco Stand" whose name became Cachirul and they moved to La Gloria a few years ago & he recommends the arranchera tacos. We have enjoyed taking guests there for years...very tasty, inexpensive food with a great bar of free sides. If you want some Tex-Mex style crispy tacos made with hamburger...head over to the Soggy Peso today.
The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November. Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.
See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
I am working on the events schedule for October-November. There is usually a Mayan-Caribbean Cultural Festival, and of course Day of the Dead, which lasts over a week here as Hanal Pixan. At the end of November is the town saint celebration. Then in early December is the Virgin of Guadalupe festival which begins the Christmas holidays that continue into January and the Day of Kings.
Meanwhile, here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK, and here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan, and HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
John Cain says..
My schedule this week is
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday the return of The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle, nice deal. See ya!
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
Sol Rockers are playing Sunday at Bahia Tortuga
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
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Pat Oreskovich : a clear beautiful day on the island.....
Soggy Peso & Jax reopened, and I think Faynes & Qubano are closed.
Buffet at Los Compadres..across the street from Bucaneros restaurant
Saturdays! Sundays! and holidays...8am to noon for 100 pesos
From fruit to eggs with bacon to chicken escabeche, relleno negro or cochinita pibil...are just some examples of dishes you will encounter.
Sounds like a good opportunity to try some Yucatan specialties. There are explanations & photos of these dishes in my Food blog LINK (and in my restaurant/delivery blog, in the Daily Specials section).
(I think 'en frente' means facing or "across the street", but I am not Great at directions in either language)
A story from the Isla Community Board...
Wednesday Betsy posted this...
Betsy Snider I don't know if this is the right place to post but let me know if it's not and I'll delete.
Tony has found a young family, man, woman and a one month old baby that
are in need of help. They live without running water or electricity and
could really use baby clothes, food, diapers and whatever you need for
babies that doesn't require electricity. Food staples and really
whatever else would be good as well. Tony says they are both very
skinny. If anyone would like to help, please pm me and I will make sure
whatever you want to do gets to these struggling young people. I'm sure
this is one of many families struggling on the island but I also know
this is a warm bunch of people and maybe we can make a difference for a
Thanks for listening.
Tony has found a young family, man, woman and a one month old baby that are in need of help. They live without running water or electricity and could really use baby clothes, food, diapers and whatever you need for babies that doesn't require electricity. Food staples and really whatever else would be good as well. Tony says they are both very skinny. If anyone would like to help, please pm me and I will make sure whatever you want to do gets to these struggling young people. I'm sure this is one of many families struggling on the island but I also know this is a warm bunch of people and maybe we can make a difference for a few.
Thanks for listening.
Gail Marie Stewart
Isla Animals Daily
Update: This is Dennise. She is one of our little miracles. Someone
put her in a shoebox and left her outside our gate in the middle of the
night. We started out feeding her chicken broth and then watered down
chicken baby food - anything that we could put into a syringe. This
picture was taken after one of her feedings – as you can see she has
quite a bit of it on her face. What a little trooper, she wagged that
cutie tail every time we fed her and she loved coconut electrolytes.
She took a long time to put on weight but when she did she turned into a
beauty and now has a home in Canada. Beat that for wonderful. One of
the problems with rescue is that the true answer is spay and neuter but
we get bogged down rescuing individual animals but what else can you
do? Thanks to Carol we are up to 1,205.00 in monthly donations.
Isla Animals Here is Dennise after.
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! Click this link: Please Help My Animal Shelter Win
Caribe on Canvas will be selling calendars.. A inexpensive opportunity to have a variety of their beautiful prints, suitable for framing!
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK