Monday, June 4, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, June 4

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There's a weather forecast: The National Weather Service says our weather for today is expected to be "bochornoso" which means sultry, muggy, stifling. A heat wave continues across the entire country. There could be some showers & lightning around the state of Q Roo. The Tropical Wave out in the Caribbean Sea, south of Jamaica to Panama, isn't expected to have favorable conditions to evolve into a larger system.

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There is a video of a water line leak being repaired yesterday on Lopez Mateo.

There is a video of a report of a gas leak in a home in colonia Miraflores, with the ambulance parked up the street, Civil Protection arriving, and there are police at the curb talking to someone in the house. The reporter says there was a report of a person with 'gas intoxication' (inhalation) at the house.

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Isla Mujeres soccer team scores a win  
Club IM se impuso como anfitrión[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The Isla Mujeres soccer team is moving toward qualifying in the state league, with their win Saturday evening against the Cracks of Cancun with a score of 4-2. Next weekend they will travel to Cozumel to play the Enterradores. Saturday evening's game was well attended, and afterwards the players, families, and fans joined together to clean up the field and area.

Officials still not allowing the "Isla Blanca" car ferry to operate  
“Isla Blanca”, varado por disposición oficial[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  June 3    It has been two months since federal restrictions were imposed against the cargo-vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca". This occurred during the busy Easter holidays, and cancelled the daily transfer of thousands of passengers between Punta Sam and Isla Mujeres.  The Department of the Navy (SEMAR) prohibited this larger boat of the ferry company Maritima Isla Mujeres from operating, due to an alleged safety problem (problema de seguridad). They also forbid the company's other boat, "Sergio Gracia Aguilar" from carrying passengers, except the drivers of the vehicles being transported.
   There are complaints that SEMAR is being very rigid since the attack on a (Barcos Caribe) ferry in Playa del Carmen, alleging that these restrictions are excessive since the boat is compliant with a basic safety/security system, and claiming that this is excessive because in the event of an accident, the Bay is not very deep.
  It was expected that the restriction on the ferry "Isla Blanca" would only last two days, but it has been two months, and no date has been given for resumption of its service, nor for "Sergio Gracia Aguilar" to resume regular passenger service. It is noted that Maritima has formed an alliance with Marinsa, and that the Ultramar "Ultracarga III" ferry has been waiting to begin operation on the Punta Sam route, and has faced delays.
   In other news, there was a mechanical failure of the Ultramar passenger ferry just after leaving Puerto Juarez at 2:30 pm, and the crew returned to Gran Puerto. After a delay of 20 minutes, the passengers were transported on another ferry.

Deterioration of the Caribbean walkway along the cliffs 
Barandal en el acantilado cede por deterioro[+] Ver masFull article at this link

  The wooden handrails are deteriorating of the walkway along the cliffs of the Caribbean coast, after five years, and there are concerns about the safety of tourists and residents who use the path. Some months ago, a concrete railing was installed at the highest, most dangerous part of the cliff, in front of "Isla 33". It is noted that vandals have deliberately weakened the wood, and removed hundreds of meters of copper cables, which ruined the lighting system. They have also thrown some of the rocks over the cliff that served as barriers to keep people away from the edge. There are also areas of the cliffs where erosion is advancing, causing rocks to fall.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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View from the rooms.

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.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. 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

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). 
Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur
Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach

A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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