Sunday, August 5, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 5

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VIDEO  In Isla Mujeres, we work day by day to protect our boys and girls from crime.
Many thanks to all the citizens who participated in our activities on the occasion of World Day Against Exploitation.  The video captions say: We continue working to prevent exploitation of children.

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Once again, there was a general power outage on Isla Mujeres (photo of Rueda Medina, it only lasted about an hour or so.)

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Three photos of the eastern coast and malecon.

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The average life of the islanders is more than 72 years of age, and the most common cause of death is by natural death, and death by a violent cause is very rare, according to the administrative assistant of the Civil Registry, Brenda Flores Villanueva. VIDEO 

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Fin whale rescued 
Rescatan a ballena varada+] Ver masFull article at this link
    On Thursday, a young Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus, aka Finback) was rescued after it became stranded in front of the fishermen''s camp at Isla Contoy National Park. The Navy put out an alert at 10:30am about the stranded whale, which apparently had approached the coast for the plankton and the other small species that it eats, and preparations were made for the rescue, which was concluded shortly before noon.  
    A report describing the rescue of the young, 18-meter fin whale was issued by biologist Francisco Gómez Lozano, director of the Yucatán Peninsula and Mexican Caribbean region of  CONANP, (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) and the director of the Contoy Reserve, Dr. María del Carmen García Rivas.
     A lighthouse is located about 300 meters from the area where the animal became stranded and Naval personnel there sighted the whale in a shallow area, offshore from the beach of the fishermen's camp, and they notified the CONANP staff. Park Ranger Henry Medaron supervised the operation, and was assisted by Marcelo Cupul, a tourism service provider aboard the boat "Columba".
      At the same time, the staff of the Natural Protected Area notified PROFEPA, (Federal Office of Environmental Protection), and the Stranded Marine Mammal Network of Quintana Roo, in accordance with established protocols. 
       The report said that, "Staff noted that a whale about 18 meters long was stranded in shallow to medium water, having a great deal of difficulty trying to maneuver,and blood was detected, so assistance was requested from another boat and expert personnel. "
       At approximately 1:30 p.m., four boats arrived with 20 people from the tourism company "Caribbean Connection" to help with the maneuver. The whale was secured with ropes in its belly area and it was possible to tow it without damage to deeper water, where it could swim out by itself towards the open sea. 
       After about 15 minutes of swimming, the whale reached a speed of 20 knots and moved away from the island. "The specimen was identified as fin or finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus), a species that had been mentioned in the waters of Quintana. Roo, but  there was a lack of a reliable source to confirm its presence in the Mexican Caribbean, so this sighting confirms its presence. "
Without physical injury 

         The whale was young and somewhat slender, with no scars or recent wounds, according to a review of its physical state by the specialists. The fin whale is the second largest animal on the planet because it can measure up to 26 meters, although usually they are smaller. They are characterized by having asymmetric coloration with a white right lip, according to the report. Generally, they are shy and elusive. They are fast swimmers and can exceed up to 20 knots of speed, submerging to 230 meters (755 ft.). They feed on crustaceans, small fish and plankton. In Mexican waters, they are very well represented in the Gulf of California. In the past, they were very exploited in other countries, and are protected under Nom: SEMARNAT "OF 059".

Break made in Rueda Medina wall 
Derriban muro del malecón. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Some residents are concerned about the destruction of a five-meter stretch of the Rueda Medina wall, in order for a construction company to put its multi-axle truck into the beach area to deliver several tons of wood for a pier extension.  The wall was demolished on Friday at the side of what was formerly the "Velazquez" restaurant.
These facts occurred at the side of what was the restaurant "Velázquez", the wall was demolished last Friday to carry out the plan to unload several tons of wood. The pier on the concession of the Velazquez family is now 80 meters long and work is in the final stages on construction of a large palapa on it.  

      Due to the high demand for space for tourism-related businesses, several private facilities are being expanded to meet the need, such as this. For a short time, the Caribe fishing cooperative will also do so, according to some of its members.
       It is anticipated that more private docks will be built in this port area, or they will be expanded and maintained, with work being done at the end of this holiday period, before the upcoming winter season.

Golf cart flips over 
Vuelca carro de golf [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  See yesterday's translations. This article also notes that accident occurred at 5pm when the cart, which was #6 from Joaquin, was traveling north to south on the road to Garrafon. The cart flipped on its side onto the sidewalk after hitting the curb, and the driver blamed a motorcycle. Two children under seven, a boy and a girl, had minor injuries and were taken in the Red Cross ambulance to the Community Hospital. It has been suggested by some that seat belts should be installed in the golf carts, and there were some who questioned if the child was driving, which occurs among some parents who rent golf carts. It is suggested that the Traffic Police remind the ~30 rental agencies, who lease ~800 carts, to to reinforce the instructions to their customers to take all precautions during its use,  because golf carts now have greater speed and a slight “volanteo” of the steering wheel at full speed could cause a loss of control.
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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 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 
Aug  1  10:45
Aug  2  11:23

Aug 26   7:32
Aug 27   8:10
Aug 28   8:46
Aug 29   9:24
 Aug 30  10:02 
Aug 31  10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
August Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.

Sunday, August 5 on the Town Square at 8p Dance troupes and singers from Isla Mujeres and Cancun....Noches Magicas!

Friday, August 17   Events  celebrating the founding of the town TBA. Isla Mujeres was founded on August 17, 1850 as the town of Dolores, which is celebrated annually with events which include placing a wreath at the Cross in the Bay, and performances on the Town Square.

Sunday, August 26  The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.

      The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
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Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

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