Monday, June 18, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, June 18

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is the webcam site where there are options to view the sunrise (amanecer), sunset (atardecer), or timelapse for the past two hours or all day.
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Turtles mating in the waves offshore from MaraVilla Caribe B&B today, tho there's only one in the pic...Bruce politely waited 'til they were finished, ha! (Really, he was getting his camera). It's been a slow season nest-wise here, so far, but it's normal that busy years and slow years alternate.


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Rain didn't cause any significant flooding in Isla Mujeres
Civil Protection is monitoring water levels    LINK   Article from June 16 notes that there was no significant flooding thanks to the good work done by the staff of Civil Protection for more than a month to prepare for this rainy season, according to the agency's director Ulises Berman Graniel.
  In recent days, the agency carried out work to remove sediment and a large amount of litter from the storm drain system, as well as replacing drain grates that were in poor condition. During the rains they were working 24 hours a day in continuous shifts and patrols so that if there was flooding, they could deal with it immediately.

Weather report for Monday from the Mexican National Weather Service LINK 
Tropical Maritime Air with moderate moisture content from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea are entering the Yucatan Peninsula; causing hot temperatures during the day; with cloudiness and scattered showers which may be accompanied by isolated electrical activity over some areas of the state of Quintana Roo. There is a Tropical Wave located on the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba to the east of Panama; moving to the west, and there are not favorable conditions for it to evolve in a larger tropical system.

Young islander Ruben Garrido is making history         Link    
  June 18   Islander Ruben Garrido, 17, has been invited to play for the Tigres team in the First Division Soccer league, after being tested a week ago at the league's sports facilities in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He was traveling back to Monterrey yesterday to join the Tigres team of the UNL. (sic UANL)

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Progress in public lighting in Isla Mujeres 
Alumbrado público avanza en Isla Mujeres[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Since 2014, more than four million pesos has been invested in the two kilometer walkway around the Salina Grande lake. In 2014, the first sum of 1.6 million pesos was invested to renovate a part of the walkway, including lighting, but then those lights already began to fail due to deterioration from oxidation, and were replaced with a new line of steel posts with a federal investment in 2017 of nearly 2.7 million pesos. These two investments total to 4,296,316 pesos.
    Miguel Caballero García, now ex-director of Public Works, explained that 1.6 million pesos from the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) was spent in 2014, for the renovation of about 300 meters of the Salina Grande walkway, with modern solar lighting, but those 19 lights have now failed. This was used as an alternative, because cables are often stolen.
    The second investment, the largest one, came from the federal government fund "Fronteras 2017". In the past year in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, including the island and Continental Zone, there were investments for infrastructure of federal and local resources of a total of 54.3 million pesos, coming from the programs FISM, Fortamun, Espacios Públicos Federal,  Fortalece, Fronteras, Fonmetro and municipal resources of 6.5 million.

Recreational nautical activities authorized for boats over 40 feet  
Autorizó la navegación recreativa. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
June 17.- The Harbor Authority of Isla Mujeres authorized recreational navigation for vessels larger than 40 feet. The local economy was reactivated when effects of tropical wave #4 resolved. Boats under forty feet were allowed to operate in protected areas of the Bay, such as El Farito, and in the lagoon area.

Wooden pier remains unusable  
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    The wooden dock that was formerly used by the Magana ferries remains unusable, although there is a restaurant at the base of the pier, In 2016, when the Magaña ferry stopped operating because of economic problems, and then it was used by recreational tour boats, until it presented a risk due to deterioration, so the state port authority, APIQRoo, stopped its usage more than a year ago.
At the end of the dock there is about 30 meters of unfinished construction, and there is about 50 meters that are usable. 

   APIQRoo has legal procedures in process before the Ministry of Communication and Transportation (SCT) to reclaim the area where the restaurant is located, in regard to its permission for commercial use. 
     The Port Authority had announced that the pier would be operational by fall of 2017, but a few months ago officials alleged that the company that APIQRoo had hired in 2017 failed to comply with the contract. The state agency said they are prepared to cancel the agreement and seek another contract with another construction company, however no dates were given, and it is unclear when the construction will be resumed and completed.


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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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). 
Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur
Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach

A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  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")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres    
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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