Sunday, April 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, April 24

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

Anastacia FB pages where updates will be posted 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Registration begins for fishing tournament 

 Para torneo de pesca

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de abril.-
   The Committee was been installed on Thursday, and promotion is being done in Cancun, around the state, and in the southeastern region of Mexico, for the International Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana", which is less than a month away. The Committee includes individuals with the following agencies: the Navy, the Harbor Master, and Civil Protection, among others. Registration has begun.
Canoeists arrive to practice for the Travesia Sagrada / Sacred Journey

Inician prácticas de la Travesía Sagrada

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de abril.-

   The tenth edition of the Travesia Sagrada Maya/ Sacred Mayan Journey will be held on May 20 and 21 from Xcaret to the island of Cozumel. This weekend about 160 rowers aboard 16 canoes set sail around 7am from Playa Langosta in the Cancun Hotel Zone and rowed to Isla Mujeres, near Punta Sur, then went around the island to the Northern part, and rested for about 45 minutes at the Playa Centro, aka the Posada Beach.
   After resting, they got back into their canoes around 11am to return to their starting point in the Cancun Hotel Zone. An organizer of the event explained the the Travesia Sagrada Maya is a sacred ritual performed by the ancient Maya who went in their canoes to worship the goddess Ixchel. This event is recreated as part of the historical culture of the region, with rituals, dances, and ceremonies of the Maya who traveled these the ancient routes by sea for trading and pilgrimage. The canoeists will depart at 6am on Friday May 20 from the Xcaret Park and will paddle to Chankanaab, Cozumel, and return in their canoes to Xcaret the following day.


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

Cleaning every corner of our island, to have a healthier environment and a better image for our visitors.
Limpiando todos los rincones de nuestra isla, tenemos un ambiente más sano y una mejor imagen para nuestros visitantes.

With the work of maintenance of urban infrastructure we provide more security for the citizens and a better image of this destination.
Con los trabajos de mantenimiento de la infraestructura urbana brindamos más seguridad a los ciudadanos y una mejor imagen del destino.

Enjoy our beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters.
Disfruta de nuestras hermosas playas con aguas cristalinas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Over 150 volunteers come to Isla Mujeres to practice for the Travesia Sagrada Maya 2016 
Más de 150 voluntarios ensayan en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ la Travesía Sagrada Maya 2016 Photo at link


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Start of the Regatta del Sol al Sol  
Arrancó la Regata del Sol al Sol [+] Ver mas Full article & photos at this link
  April 23.  On Friday, twelve boats set sail from St. Peterburg, Florida for Isla Mujeres as participants in the 48th edition of the Regata del Sol al Sol. They are expected to begin arriving on Monday, depending on the weather, according to Enrique Lima Zuno, an organizer of the event.
     The regatta is being monitored with the latest technology, and this afternoon, the front runner is "Split Decision" (Capt. John Hamm) who is followed by  “XTC”  (Capt. Tom Glew); “Azzurra”, (Capt. Tony Castagno); and “Tattoo”, (Capt. Glen Benson). The boat "Whinskey" returned to the US because of mechanical problems. Other competitors are: : After You, Blue Heron, Cat Trax, Geodesic, Lucky Jack, Midnight Sun and Severance.
        HERE is the satellite tracking site for the race (and their website).

To sign sister city agreement with St. Petersburg   
Firmarán hermanamiento con San Petersburgot.. [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link

  The Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, Rick Kriseman, is scheduled to arrive on Thursday to sign a sister city agreement with Isla Mujeres, during the special session of the City Council to honor the participants of the 48th edition of the Regatta del Sol al Sol as Distinguished Guests. This event is scheduled to take place at Puta Sur at7pm. The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, went to St Petersburg in February, when this agreement was made, with assistance from the Mexican Consul, Juan Sabines, former governor of Chiapas.
     The Regatta is currently taking place with 12 boats participating, which are expected to begin arriving to Isla on Monday. According to the schedule, on Wednesday at 1pm, there will be cocktails and a toast at the Casa de las Rocas for the "Captains Cup", sponsored by the Yacht Club of Isla Mujeres. That evening the traditional basketball game between members of the crew and Island residents will take place at the court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana". (Downtown, by the Town Square). On Thursday is the special session.
     On Friday, there will be a Captain's Meeting at the Buho's restaurant for the 47th "Amigos Regatta", which includes students from the Island primary schools between the ages of 8 and 12 taking a sail around the island, which is scheduled to being at noon. That evening at 7pm, there will be a farewell event for the regatta participants, who are expected to depart the following day.
     The Governor is scheduled to attend the signing of the sister city agreement, which is expected to bring economic benefits to the island, with opportunities and possibilities for cultural exchange, tourism promotion, technical and environmental assistance, among other benefits.
     Por Esto notes that there have been 14 sister city agreements, and while there is a lack of monitoring programs to assess the economic or social benefits, this remains as a tool to strengthen ties between communities.

Normal amount of people on the beaches   
Hay regular movimiento en las playas.. [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link

   On Saturday, the port was open & the beaches had a good number of people enjoying themselves, with more people at the Playa Centro (Posada Beach) than on North Beach. There were people participating in general recreational activities such as diving and snorkeling, and whole families of Mexicans coming to visit the island for a day at the beach.
    Other visitors were touring the island in golf carts, while fewer tourists use the taxis. The convenience stores were having good sales of food and drinks to the people touring the island. There were no incidents according to personnel from the Department of Tourism, as well as the Police, Harbor Master, and Civil Protection agencies. The lifeguards were busy keeping people inside the buoys.
    According to the weather forcast by CONAGUA (National Water Commission), the winds from the south could increase on Sunday and continue thru Wednesday, due to the effects of a "Surada", and caution is recommended for the coastal fishermen and other boaters.
    Relatives of the five missing fishermen have asked Isla Mujeres fishermen, and those of other municipalities along the coasts of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, and Compeche to be vigilant for any sign of the missing boat. A brother of one of the missing men said, "We appreciate the infinite amount of help given by our brother fishermen of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as Mexicans and foreigners who are sailing on these waters, and are watching for any evidence of our family members." The search continues to receive moral and financial support.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

April events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
April 21   6:54pm
April 22   7:44pm  Full Moon
April 23    8:33pm
April 24    9:24pm
April 25   10:14pm
April 26   11:04pm
April 27    11:54pm

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

April 7, Thursday at 6:30pm on the Town Square, in a "Sesion Ordinaria" (That usually means a regular session of the City Council) the Music Trova (repertoire) of Isla Mujeres will officially be declared a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Quintana Roo.
It doesn't mention if there will be a performance, but since it is happening on the Town Square rather than inside the Town Hall, that seems like a possibility.

April 10, Sunday night at 8pm on the Town Square

April 15 7pm Benefit at El Patio for the families of the Anastacia

April 17 Dance performance Sunday evening 8pm on the Town Square as part of the "Noches de Pueblo Magico"

Friday, April 22 Earth Day Clean Up

Sunday, April 24
Dance performance Sunday evening 8pm on the Town Square as part of the "Noches de Pueblo Magico"

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day

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