Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 8

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Planting trees for World Habitat Day 

Civic ceremony on the first Monday of each month, and this one commemorated the 45th anniversary of the state of Quintana Roo.

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Boat tours operating at 30%  LINK  

Pink Rac e on Oct. 20 a 7:30am starting near Playa Centro. Entry is 300p donation.

VIDEO from Sunday night's folklorico dance performance on the Town Square, and photos with caption noting the even commemorated the 45th anniversary of the state of Quintna Roo.

From  Por Esto :

Weather caused decreased tourism 

Clima impide el arribo masivo de turistas

  The weather was cloudy most of Monday, with intermittent rain around midday, and toursm was decreased as a result. The forecast predicted rain for Monday evening and Tuesday, with a low pressure system affecting the peninsula.  The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea west of the Lesser Antilles is causing rainfall in that region, but conditions aren't favorable for it to evolve into a tropical system.
    There were no restrictions to navigation on Monday, with winds from the southeast at 15-25 km/hr and occasional gusts.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

 The civic ceremony held on the first Monday of each month took place, and commemorated the 45th anniversary of Quintana Roo. Students of the Andres Quintana Roo primary school participated. (See event section for other events related to the anniversary)
   The Pescadores won their league championship on Sunday

Isla Mujeres is prepared for rain 

Isla Mujeres preparada para las lluvias

   The water levels in the Salina lakes remain around the "zero" mark, with recent rains causing no problems.  The levels barely rose a few centimeter and were very low before that. The pumps that lower their levels when necessary have been maintained and are ready for use, as is the electrical generator that is available in case there is an interruption in power. The three kilometers of the rainwater network in the colonias and downtown has been cleaned and is in good condition. Residents are reminded not to litter since this clogs the storm drains. The seven hurricane shelters on the island are in good condition.

Planting in street median for World Habitat Day  

Siembran plantas en el día del hábitat

 World Habitat Day was commemorated with the planting of dozens of native plants in the median of Los Peces Avenue. Transplanting is more effective in this rainy season, and individuals are encouraged to plant their yards.
      This event began early with a group of volunteers and employees from companies, who placed 90 plants in holes. Participants work with various municipal agencies such as the Tortugranja and with private companies including Dolphin Discovery, Aguakan, Garrafón Park, Hotel Izla and Club Albatros,
   It is noted that during 2019, more than 600 plants were planted, as part of the strategies of the current administration, according to the municipal Director of Ecology, who supervised the event.

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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 
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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)

Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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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