Sunday, July 8, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 8

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In Isla Mujeres we continue to collect trash, sweep streets and sidewalks, provide constant maintenance to the lighting and regularly prune public areas 👍🏽✨🏝✨We are committed to keeping our municipality clean for the benefit of island families and tourism. VIDEO   The captions say: We work continually to keep our island clean at all times. Help us keep it clean, put trash were it belongs!


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The Navy is conducting Operacion Salvavidas monitoring the beaches and coasts during the summer vacation period  LINK  
(This article is on other sites also)
- The Department of the Navy of Mexico as a national maritime authority and acting as Coast Guard, implemented the Operación Salvavidas/Saving Lives Operation "Summer 2018" from July 7 to August 19, in order to safeguard the security of national and foreign tourists who visit the beaches and tourist centers under jurisdiction of the Fifth Naval Region. 
      This operation is carried out on the beaches with the highest tourist influx in coordination with authorities of the three levels of government and Civil Protection, in addition it includes the Naval Search, Rescue, and Maritime Surveillance unit of Isla Mujeres. 
       As part of this operation, relief and rescue posts will be installed in North Beach of Isla Mujeres, (sic, it's usually installed on Playa Centro), Playa del Niño in Puerto Juarez, Playa Delfines in Cancun, Public Beaches of Puerto Morelos and Holbox Island and Playa Isla Contoy where Naval personnel and lifeguards will provide first aid if necessary.
          The Operation will include 81 people including admirals, captains, officers, noncoms, and sailors; as well as approximately 20 Naval vehicles, performing functions of: Lifeguard, Medical Support and Surveillance on Land and Sea. 
    The Department of the Navy makes the following recommendations for those visiting the beaches:
  • Do not enter the sea after having eaten food or alcoholic beverages, or a combination of both.
  • Try to swim where there is a lifeguard on duty. .
  • Do not neglect children at the beach.
  • Use sunscreen if you are going to remain exposed to the sun for a long time.
  • Drink water constantly to rehydrate.
  • Respect the instructions of lifeguards.
  • Do not swim in areas where there is maritime traffic (boats or jet skis).
  • When a lifejacket is required: Check that it is the right one for each activity and that it fits your needs (vests for boats, "bananas" and parasails have different characteristics).
  • When traveling in smaller boats (lanchas), make sure that it is not overloaded.
  • Do not obstruct access to beaches and allow free access for patrols and ambulances.
  • Do not litter on the beaches.
       It is very important to observe and respect the indications issued by the Harbor Master's Office regarding the water conditions which are indicated by green flags, meaning that the conditions for bathing, swimming or diving are good; yellow  flags, which means caution due to marine currents and the possibility that the weather may deteriorate; and red, which indicates that swimmers should NOT enter the sea.  
       For emergency assistance or any request for support, the Fifth Naval Region puts at your disposal 24 hours a day, telephone (877 01 94) and email Likewise, the Secretary of the Navy offers these contact numbers in case of any emergency at sea: SEMAR Command and Control Center: 01 (55) 56-77-71-19 or 01 (55) 56-24 -60-04. 01 800 6274621/01 800 (MARINA1).  Secretary of the Navy: 01 (55) 56-24-65-00, to extensions 1000, 6004, 7226, 7852 or 8383. Email accounts: sarmarina@semar.gob. mx

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The Department of Health in coordination with CRIM (Municipal Comprehensive Rehabilitation) is providing free medical services at the CRIM facilities which began June 5 including a gynecologist, a specialist in geriatric medicine on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 1p-9p, and a pediatrician on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 3p-9p.

The municipal government is committed to keeping the island clean during the summer holiday season.

There are sunset photos.

At 5p on Sunday Juan Carrillo will participate in the election procedures at IEQROO and then will have a procession celebrating his reelection, starting on Jesus Martinez Ross. (graphic)

There is a video of the east coast with the reporter saying there is sargasso arriving there, but it isn't affecting the beaches where people are swimming.

Happy Saturday at Playa Centro VIDEO 

SEMAR, the Naval Department, set up a module on Playa Centro as part of their Lifesaving Operation Summer 2018 "Operacion Salvavidas".

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Ultramar had another mechanical failure 
Más fallas mecánicas en barcos de UltramarVer masFull article at this link
  See yesterday's translations. June 7 This article notes that the ferry broke down ten minutes into the crossing and that the passengers complained about not being given information. It also notes that the hour and a half delay caused by having to tow the boat was the longest delay for this type of incident. It says the passengers were concerned about missing their flights, but the other article said the breakdown occurred after the ferry left Gran Puerto, (on its way to Isla Mujeres).

Naval Lifesaving Operation "Summer 2018"
Operación Salvavidas “Verano 2018”+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See TVIM section.

Summer day camp "Inderim 2018" 
Abren curso de verano Inderim 2018Ver masFull article at this link
  This year the summer camp INDERIM 2018 will replace the Baxlo'ob Palalo'ob program, offering recreational and educational activities for children ages 9-11 and 12-15. It will take place July 16 to August 3. 
            The sports of handball, basketball, tae kwon do and soccer will be offered, as well as other physical activities. They will visit the Hacienda Mundaca, the Naval base, beaches and swimming pools,  the  Cancun planetarium, aquarium, and the ruins of El Meco. The educational aspects will include activities related to recycling, ecology and the environment. Each participant will receive a hat, tee shirt, and shorts. Last year there were 53 participants and this year the program has a limit of 70 children. Information was provided by the general director of the Sports and Recreation Institute of Isla Mujeres, Natanael Gallegos Salinas,


"Beryl" has weakened from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm, and is approaching the Lesser Antilles. It is expected to degenerate into a low pressure trough & currently poses no threat to Quintana Roo due to its remoteness.

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 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.

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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.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
July  1  10:14
July  2  10:53
July  3  11:31

July 27   7:32
July 28   8:14
July 29   8:54
July 30   9:32
July 31  10:09
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05

July Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Sunday, July 1 Election Day Polls open 7a-6p Alcohol will only be sold to foreigners with food purchase at businesses with a food license, until the 48 "Dry Law" expires at midnight. Mexico will electsa president for a single six-year term, and 628 members of the national congress, who for the first time in nearly a century can be reelected. Voters are also choosing nine governors, ~1600 mayors, and thousands of state and local lawmakers. 

Monday, July 2 Mexico vs Brazil 9a  World Cup  Islanders can watch at the large screen on Playa Centro provided by the Posada, or at a variety of bars.

Wednesday, July 4  US Independence Day, may be celebrated in some bars

Friday, July 6th at 8pm at the Convention Center. Renatta Dance Studio would like to invite you to our 6th annual end of school year show!
The theme is ‘Mexico Without Borders’ and the show includes more than 50 dancers and special performers. Join us for this wonderful dance and musical tribute to Mexico! Local island children from 4 years up to their teens will be performing, as well as professional dancers and special performers from the island and Cancun.
Tickets are $50 pesos for adults and $30 for children in advance. And $70 pesos and $50 pesos at the door.

 July 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday  Barracuda Fishing Tournament

July 20-22  Fri, Sat, Sun. 11th Annual Whale Shark Festival  Schedule TBA

  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")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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