Monday, May 28, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, May 28

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VIDEO the Cockteleros qualified for the finals.

Open Water swim Cruce 2018
There were 1384 participants from 30 countries in the 13th edition of the open water swimming competition from Cancun to Isla Mujeres yesterday.  The swimmers overcame the choppy waters, swimming 10km from Playa Caracol to Playa Pescador on Isla Mujeres. The first finisher was Alfredo Villa from Jalisco with a time of 1:40:28, while  Cristhoper Robinson from the USA came in second with a time of 1:41:19, and third place was won by Fernando Betanzos of Quintana Roo, who was only a few seconds behind him with a time of 1:41:22.
    Among the women, first place was won by Sandra Frimerman Bergquit, of the USA with a time of  1:56:11, who was just ahead of Lucila Navarese of Quintana Roo, who finished with 1:56:24, and third place went to María Lorena Martínez, of Nuevo León with 2:01:50.
    The swim that was scheduled for Saturday of 3.8km from the open sea to Playa Caracol in Cancun was cancelled due to the weather. 

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VIDEO of swimmers departing whose caption says: With more than 1,400 competitors from Mexico and other countries, the 13th edition of the "Cruce Cancún-Isla Mujeres", departed from Playa Caracol from Quintana Roo Hoy, shared by Noti Isla Mujeres.
(They swam to The Caribbean Carnaval Beach Club on Isla Mujeres, which is 10km.)

VIDEO whose caption says the Cockteleros are now in the baseball finals, and are waiting to see who their rivals will be.

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Tigres interested in two Isla Mujeres soccer players 
Club Tigres convoca a dos futbolistas.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Rubén Garrido and Noé López, who are both 17 years old and players for the Isla Mujeres Club Tiburoneros, have been invited to try out for the Club Tigres of Mexico, after being observed by specialists of the organization recently in Playa del Carmen. The two talented players will visit Monterrey, Nuevo Leon this week, starting today. They are among a dozen young people from the state of Quintana Roo who have been invited, who were born in the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007.
   At the presentation, Ruben Garrido was accompanied by his father, who has the same name, and is a member and manager of the Isla Blanca cooperative, who are involved with the organization of the Tiburoneros. Noe Lopez was unaccompanied, who came from Chiapas six months ago to join the Isla Mujeres soccer team.
      Noé de Jesús López Albores was formerly part of the Club Comitan, until he was invited by the Isla Mujeres coach to join the Club Tiburoneros. The father of Rubén Antonio Garrido Álvarez said he has always supported his son's interest in soccer, which has been present since he was young, and he supports his son's plans to play in the First Division of National Soccer.
     Coach Gerson Boss, who is Brazilian, said the medium and long term plans for the Club Tiburoneros of Isla Mujeres are to train young people to compete at the national level in the circuits of the fifth, fourth and third professional divisions of Mexican soccer. He has invited local businesses and organizations to be involved and supportive, and participants have included Mayor Juan Carrillo, who is currently running for reelection (so currently not active as mayor), and the Isla Bonita cooperative.

Tourism activities continue including diving, sport fishing and trips to Isla Contoy 
Buceo, pesca deportiva y viaje a Contoy[+] Ver masFull article at this link 
   Due to the good weather, the port was open again for general navigation on Sunday, allowing fishermen to work and tourists to enjoy nautical activities.  More recreational boats were observed in the Bay than on Saturday, when the port opened to general navigation at 9am. Many tourists arrived to the island and more than 60 percent of the golf cart rental fleet, and the rental scooters, were mobilized according to preliminary information at ~1pm when people were still arriving to the island.
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Breves de Isla Mujeres [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Mr. Raúl González Rubio, passed away on Saturday from a heart condition, who had been a seller of Por Esto newspapers at the municipal market "Audomaro Magaña", in the Cañotal colony, as well as at his home downtown on Juarez Avenue. He combined this work with being a watchman for the Berney Hotel two years ago. He was very much appreciated for his sensitivity to people.
     Recently he entered the hospital for medical treatment and review, but his illness worsened and he passed away. His memorial service took place at the casa de El Jacalito, where he lived, and his relatives said his body was taken to the Immaculate Conception church for burial later. 

There will be no political debate among the five candidates for Mayor, since only one registered during the registration period, who is the representative for the MORENA and PT parties, Edgar Gasca.


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

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte 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 traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  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.

May Events
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
May 1   8:52
May  2   9:44
May 3  10:35
May 4   11:25 

May 29   7:37
May 30   8:29
May 31  9:19
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:15
Sunrise ~6:05
Tuesday, May 1  Labor Day  Official Holiday  Last year there were performers & raffle prizes for the kids at the Green Dome in Salina Chica.

Turtles begin mating and nesting in May. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. This is the dry season when farmers burn brush from their milpa-fields on the mainland, and salt was gathered at Salina Grande lake for hundreds of years, until the mid 1900's.

Wednesday May 2 Private Sol al Sol Regatta Events: Golf Cart Poker Run at 10a and  Captain's party at the Casa del las Rocas & Crew party at Buhos both at 1p. (Happy hour schedules will be posted each day by 11am at the Race Headquarters. This is the 50th edition, they come annually from St Petersburg, Florida.)
photo by Bruce Roberts
Wednesday May 2 at 7p Annual Basketball game between Islanders & Sol al Sol regatta participants at downtown court by the Town Square.

Thursday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Thursday, May 3 Artist Fair 3-8 Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo

Thursday, May 3 Private Sol al Sol Rega6ta Events: Cocktail parties at 12:30 and 3;30-5 at Ballyhoo's and Cabanas poolside

Thursday, May 3 at 7 Mayor's reception for the Sol al Sol Regatta

Friday, May 4 Amigo's Regatta for Islanders age 8-12. Skipper's meeting at 10a. Children board 10:30-11a at the Lima dock.  Boats depart at 11:30, and the race starts at noon.

Friday, May 4 at 8p: Private Sol al Sol Regatta Events: Cocktail Party at 6p & Awards Ceremony at 8p at Buho's/Maria del Mar  

Saturday, May 5  "Cinco de Mayo" Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla against the French.

Saturday, May 5 Peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor showers (which began in late April and continue thru May 20). In the pre dawn hours, rates could reach 15-20 per hour. 

Sunday, May 6 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Wednesday, May 9 Regatta Al Sol "Cruising" category yachts depart from Pensacola Florida. (This is the 30th edition. They come every other year.)

Thursday, May 10 Mother's Day

Thursday, May 10 Regatta Al Sol "Racing" category yachts depart

Thursday, May 10 Artist Fair 3-8 Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo

 Saturday, May 12th 8am Guadalupania beach Plogging clean up of the turtle nesting beaches
Sunday, May 13 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Sunday, May 13 5p Regatta Al Sol Arrival party at Buhos (private event)

Tuesday, May 15 Regatta Al Sol Private Beach party at noon and City Council reception at Town Hall at 7p

Tuesday, May 15 Dia del Maestro / Teacher's Day

Tuesday May 15 Whale Shark Season officially begins (if the permits are issued on time this year). Rays can also be seen enjoying the 'buffet' that attracts the whale sharks to this area. (There are abundant fish eggs and plankton in the areas where they congregate and feed).
photo by Tony Garcia
Tuesday May 15 Protection of the Nesting Turtles & Eggs begins, but Tortugranja staff usually begin watching for the Hawksbills in early May, who start nesting earlier, and are the least common here. The Greens are most common, by far, and the Loggerheads are second.

Wednesday, May 16 Regatta Al Sol Captain's party at the Rock House (private event). 5p Mardi Gras Parade from Ciros Restaurant. 7p Basketball game against Islander team on downtown court by the Town Square

Thursday, May 17 Artist Fair 3-8 Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo

Thursday, May 17 Regatta Al Sol Awards presentation at 7p at Maria del Mar (private event)

 Friday, May 18 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana International Fishing Tournament Captain's Dinner 5000p registration. Catch & Release. Prizes for top ten.

Saturday, May 19 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana International Fishing Tournament Day 1 from the Cooperative Caribe dock (#9)

 Saturday, May 19 8am  Plogging clean up of the turtle nesting beaches location TBA

Sunday, May 20 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana International Fishing Tournament Day2 & Awards

Sunday, May 20 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, May 24 Artist Fair 3-8 Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo

Saturday, May 26 8am Plogging clean up location TBA

Sunday, May 27 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, May 31 Artist Fair 3-8 Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo
  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" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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