Monday, October 28, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 28

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#1-Sunrise today at North Beach
#2-East coast view 11a today (balcony MVC B&B)
#3 &4 Satellite 11a today & 6a state weather forecast for today, which says: Isla--Very hot to muggy, partly cloudy with occasional isolated showers & chance of electrical activity in the afternoon, variable SE winds 15-25 kph w occasional gusts, mainly in the afternoon.
Region--Cold Front #7 is stationary in the Gulf of Mexico oriented S to NE & will dissipate gradually today and stop affecting some parts of the Peninsula.
Caribbean Tropical Wave #47 has moved over the Yucatan Channel & Honduras-Nicaragua, traveling slowly westward, & expected to affect the Peninsula today causing variable cloudiness & showers over Q Roo into the night and early morning. The other Tropical Wave between Haiti & Venezuela isn't expected to develop, according to the NHC.

At the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis Fair, Isla Mujeres received an award from the Pueblos Magicos  National Committee for "Innovative Tourist Product" for the Ruta de los Aves (Route of the Birds) in Mundaca, after receiving an award in 2017 for Best Chain of Production and an award last year best Director of Pueblos Magicos.

TVisla Mujeres    

Successful beach recovery along 55 linear meters of beach LINK   in the beach area known as El Riito, next to Na Balam hotel. The plan includes recovery of about 220 linear meters of beach, according to ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) director Kerem Pinto Aguilar. The plan involves recovery of about 70 linear meters in this area, and 150 linear meters in front of Hotel Casa Maya, on the southern side of the pier-bridge that goes to Mia. The sand is being moved from part of the large 'peninsula' that formed at the north end of El Riito (by Na Balam).  This is a City project with the correct permits from SEMARNAT (Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources).

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

The City is conducting a Junk Removal Campaign to prevent breeding areas for the mosquito aedes aegypti which can spread dengue. It included the colonias of Cañotal, La Caribeña, Salina Chica, Meteorológica, Miraflores, La Gloria, Ampliación la Gloria, Salina Grande, Electricistas and La Guadalupana. Containers, old appliances and other items were removed because items like this can gather water where mosquitoes can breed. 

From  Por Esto :

Sunday's rainy weather decreased tourism  

Visitantes ahuyentados por las lluvias

   Interaction between Tropical Wave #47 and Cold Front #7 caused cloudy weather and some rain on Sunday, which caused decreased tourism. There were no restrictions on boats, with maximum winds  from the southeast at 25 kmh, with gusts, that decreased in the afternoon.  Some fishermen worked, and others are already camping at Isla Contoy.

System failure affected electronic ticket users  

Otro abuso de Ultamar

  On Sunday, passengers were unable to use their electronic tickets to board the 9am ferry because the Ultramar system wasn't working, so they had to purchase physical tickets for the crossing. Ultramar recently introduced this system that allows tickets to be purchased using smartphones.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  Sunday's baseball game was suspended due to rain caused by Tropical Wave #47, so the Cockteleros will play the Ejidatarios of Bonfil next Sunday at their field. It actually didn't rain after 1p when the game was scheduled, which was the third game of the competition. This was the first suspension, and there are six games remaining. (The Cockteleros and the Ejidatarios have both won their first two games.)  The other news brief is about a crime prevention class on the mainland at Playa Mujeres for employees of Secrets resort on the topic of "How to React to Aggressive People".


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Part of the kitchen in Norte-the large studios are identical
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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 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)

Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Friday, Oct. 18, at 7p, you're invited to experience the sounds of an entire orchestra from one musician on one instrument. Free at the Casa de la Cultura, on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo (in front of the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign).

 Friday, Oct. 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento

Sunday, Oct. 20--the 3rd annual Pink Run to raise awareness about Breast Cancer prevention will be held starting at 7:30a by Playa Centro & the Fishermen's Monument in front of the Posada.
Sunday. Oct. 20 at 6pm on the Town Square, two dance troupes will perform.

(On the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
Monday night, Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30am in colonia La Gloria, young islanders will participate in a procession in honor of United Nations Day, wearing outfits and carrying flags representing various countries, starting from the Jean Piaget primary school. There will be songs & speeches, also.

 Sunday, Oct. 27 Town Square 8p --Dance Festival by the Juanita Mendez School of Danza Mexicana
Monday, Oct. 28 from 7a to 11a.  Junk removal campaign

Thursday Oct. 31st-  This year, the Festival of the Living for the Dead & the traditional candlelit Catrine-Catrina candlelit procession from the fishermen's monument by Playa Centro on Medina (up Hidalgo) are on 31st & on the Town Square!! The procession departs at 6:30p. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing. The dance troupes will start performing around 8p. There will be an Hanal Pixan altar exhibition on the Square. . Also on Thursday the 31st, (Halloween) many families will be bringing costumed kiddos to Hidalgo to "Trick or Treat". Will be a cultural mash-up and plenty of fun!

Free clinic for Islander diabetics at the Senior Citizens Club on Nov.6th from 9a to noon providing glucometers, supplies, education, and free reading glasses.
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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres

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