Friday, August 5, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 5

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! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

The Isla Mujeres section of DQR still has news from Aug. 2.


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

Isla Mujeres, Pueblo Magico:  Full of Colorful Urban Art


Various locations around the island have been painted with colorful and spectacular murals by conscientious artists of the WAD (World Art Destination) project. This initiative of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez is a means of providing attractions that raise awareness while providing decoration with large murals in public areas where locals and visitors will see them. In addition to improving infrastructure, these murals are a way of sharing messages about Island culture and customs, about caring and respecting the flora and fauna around us.
    These attractive examples of Urban Art are being painted in cities around the world. Since the artists began in Isla Mujeres, the murals have attracted the attention of locals and tourists. Now they are finished, they are receiving many positive comments and admiration. This project with WAD is meant to show the world the charms of this Pueblo Magico in a special and unique way. There are several sites scattered around the island with these murals, including one whose focus is welcoming arriving visitors, which is located on the perimeter fence of the airport.

There is a promo for Isla Fest...see Events section below.

First Race celebrating the founding of Isla Mujeres. 15 kilometers, free registration. 
August 20, Playa Centro (Posada Beach) 7am.

"After the storm comes the calm" and today Mother Nature gives us these unparalleled panoramas, where the Caribbean sea and the sky demonstrate Her radiant beauty. Magical Town /Pueblo Magico Isla Mujeres.
Después de la tormenta viene la calma" y hoy la madre naturaleza nos regala estos paisajes inigualables, donde el Mar Caribe y el cielo nos muestran su esplendorosa belleza. PUEBLO MÁGICO ISLA MUJERES.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No tours within the Bay 
Recorridos a la bahía, restringidos [+] Ver mas
  The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, did not allow snorkeling tours to el Farito and Sac Bajo, due to security protocols in effect with the passage of the storm "Earl". He said the port should be reopened for recreational activities on Friday, and the whale shark tours should be able to resume on Saturday or Sunday, as well as tours to Isla Contoy, which are enjoyed by 200 tourists daily.
   The rain came at 2pm to "bathe" the island for 20 minutes, and then the sun came out, and people enjoyed the temperatures under 25C degrees.
    The SCT advisories are given, which report that there are two tropical waves, with one located east of the Lesser Antilles and the other extending into the Central Atlantic.

Beach half-empty during the day  
Playa semivacía durante el día [+] Ver masFull article & photo at this link
   The two main beaches of Isla Mujeres were half empty, but the Naval First Aid station was still on duty. After the rain passed thru at 2p, there were few people at the beach. The lifeguards were not not very busy since there were few swimmers, and there were no problems with people going outside the buoys. On Tuesday, there had been hundreds of people per every 200 square meters, but now there were only dozens enjoying the crystal clear, shallow water.
      It is expected that things should return to normal on Friday, and then there should be more than 60 medium sized boats bringing recreational tourists to various attractions from the Cancun Hotel Zone, Puerto Juarez, and Punta Sam, as well as yachts from the marinas. Normally at this time of year, people from the whale shark tours also visit North Beach, but that activity is currently banned. It is assumed that whale shark tours will resume on Saturday.

More Urban Art murals 
Más espacios para el arte urbano [+] Ver masFull article & photo at this link
  See article in City section above.

Less tourism Thursday due to "Earl" 
Reducido turismo en el malecón. [+] Ver masFull article & photo at this link
   The staff of the Port Authority (APIQRoo) said the number of tourists arriving at the terminal was slow for the second consecutive day, with about one third of the usual vacationers. Recreational tours in the Bay were not allowed, although the prevailing winds throughout the day were not dangerous, according to some boat captains, who were awaiting approval to visit the areas by el Farito and Sac Bajo.
    Tourists who came to the island to tour around in golf carts had no difficulty, and were traveling around. There were fewer golf carts rented than usual, of the over 500 units available. At 2pm, the first rains of the day fell, but they were without consequence since the rain and lightning were over within 30 minutes. There was a "Saldo Blanco" at the end of the day, according to those in charge of security on the island. (No incidents).


Photos from World Art Destinations whose FB page is HERE.  

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
It's time for the Delta Aquarid meteor showers...into early August. The Perseid meteors are supposed to be better than usual this year...on August 11th.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9
Mid-August (~17th): Celebration of the Founding of the Town (Dolores) in 1850

Thur. Aug 18 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free

Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms. This event promotes art and culture through dances with Caribbean influences, focusing on unity and brotherhood via performing, and offering a venue for social and cultural exchange..

 Miguel Inzunza  Link to this video

Nicho Hinojosa LINK to this video  

One of the performers for Isla Fest is Astrid Hadad, who sports some amazing costumes in her performances. Her Wikipedia page says" one since has stuffed all of Mexican political and cultural history into a dress and laced it up with a feminist attitude quite like Ms. Hadad. In a way, one could say that Hadad’s wild cabaret is a little like a Frida Kahlo painting come to life. Like Frida, she draws from the rich motherlode of images offered up by Mexican history and culture: Catholic saints, Aztec and Mayan iconography, revolutionary heroes, exuberant flowers and plants, campesino and indigenous folk art, the golden era of Mexican cinema and so on. Hadad has absorbed this inheritance of a uniquely Mexican and female surrealism and created her own surrealist cabaret that pulses with campy humor and irony."
Link to this video

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits
Twitter (BobbiStorm)

The Artist's Fairs are SCHEDULED for the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.  

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