Thursday, August 30, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 30

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Residents are invited to participate the sixth annual Lion Fish culinary competition on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6pm on Town Square, and everyone is invited to attend! VIDEO 


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This is the schedule for the new Ultracarga III vehicle/cargo ferry to Punta Sam, published by TVIM.
Por Esto reports the cost for a compact vehicle is 292 pesos, truck of 15 meters is 1342; motorcycle 99, bicycle 93 and passengers pay 40 pesos one way. TVIM has a photo of the rates. LINK

Among those who were fatally shot in Cancun on Wednesday was journalist for Canal 10, Javier Enrique Rodriguez Valladares, according to an announcement from the state Prosecutor's office (Fiscalía General del Estado).

The Harbor Master, Ana Laura Lopez Bautista, spoke about the importance of complying with the law and all navigational and nautical regulations. She said although there have been no serious incidents related to the whale shark tours, it is necessary to comply with and respect the safety and security measures. 
She said it is important to comply for the safety of the passengers and avoid the loss of any lives, so her office is now reviewing that they each have the minimum security and safety measures as well as the current certificate.  She said that all vessels registered in this port will be subject to review, which including the small commercial fishing boats. She clarified that the requirements are not the same for those who carry out activities within the bay as for those who go out to sea more than 12 nautical miles. LINK  VIDEO  

Yesterday, TVIM reports that after seven months of the Ultramar cargo/vehicle ferry sitting at the dock in Isla Mujeres, today (yesterday) it began operations. With approval from the Harbor Master's office, the "Ultracarga" boat transported five compact cars, two pickups, and a semi to Punta Sam. "Tomorrow it is expected that the schedule and prices will be announced." LINK  

Preventative maintenance (repairs) delayed Maritima car ferry for half a day   LINK  
  Preventive maintenance on the "Isla Blanca" ferry caused the crossings to be delayed for more than half a day, affecting about 28 drivers who had arrived at an early hour expecting to cross to Punta Sam. 
   Rosa Elena Ríos Fernández, responsible for the operation at the Isla Mujeres terminal, confirmed that after the Harbor Master finished the inspection of the ferry, its departure was authorized. The other vehicle ferry is undergoing maintenance and is not currently at the isle.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

VIDEO of Ultracarga III and photos. VIDEO 

Photos of the moon

Article & photos about the Lion Fish culinary competition.

"Since 7am, the cars and truck have been unable to cross to Punta Sam. (That was posted around 1 or 2p yesterday.)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Noti Isla Mujeres reports there was a fatal motorcycle accident in the wee hours this morning on the Caribbean coastal road, without information available yet on the name of the young male driver. (photos)

The INE hs set up a module in the Casa de la Cultura (voter registration and documents). 

There is information about the Ultracarga III and the lionfish competition with photos, etc.

IM Noticias   

There is information & graphics/photos about the UltraCarga III

There are photos with a caption saying  Who's to blame? collision between truck and car in front of Cesar Mendoza Elementary.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Controversy of Makax cooperative's land sale   
Cooperativa Makax en riesgo [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The Makax fishing cooperative has a thin piece of property that is 8 meters wide and 15 in the front, in the federal zone of Makz Lagoon, and the cooperative holds the concession to the Federal Zone, but there is some controversy associated with its sale. They have an another property 200 meters south of there, adjacent to the land of the Castilla family, where you can see the modules in which they keep their fishing gear. They are waiting for the rest of the payment on the land that was sold.

Maintenance needed at the "Paseo de La Trigueña"
En completo abandono[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The passageway connects the Town Square with the eastern malecon sea walkway, where three monuments are located: the Cuban writer José Martí, the Spanish explorer Francisco Hernández and La Trigueña,  the young woman with whom Fermín Mundaca was infatuated. The Hyperbaric chamber is also located in that area. Por Esto specifies the areas that need maintenance and paint.

Maritima Ferry was delayed by repairs & Ultracarga III begins operations  
No zarpó el ferry[+] Ver masFull article at this link

INE module at Casa Cultura Thursday & Friday  
Arribó el módulo itinerante del INE Ver masFull article at this link
This is the agency that issues voter registration cards.

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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
The Perseid meteor shower peaks Aug 11, 12, 13 
Mars is visible in the night sky (it's red) to the southeast (until ~4:30a)
On Aug. 15 & 16, look west at the Crescent Moon & see Jupiter to the left & Venus to the right
August Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

 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!   Cancelled and you are invited to enjoy Noches Magicas next Sunday at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.

Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p

(See August 15-19 Founder's Festivities below)
 LINK to an historical article about the town being founded by war refugees. 

 Friday, August 17 at 7pm ..Eight rounds For the 168th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres at the Pescador Beach Club, just inside the entrance to Sac Bajo

Saturday, August 18  Plogging Day Clean-up  8am  Location TBA   

Saturday, August 18 Youth Rally at the Posada Beach (aka Playa Centro) at 9am with surprise prizes. Teams of three people. Commemorating World Youth Day

Saturday, August 18: at  Muelle Azul is Orquideas Pasarela Isla Summer 2018 Fashion Show which will feature designers from Cancun, Merida, and Isla Mujeres, as well as spotlighting new talent in the fashion industry from Estudio Creativo Cancún. It begins with a Cocktail Party at 7:30 and the Runway show starts at 8:30.Pre-Sale Tickets are available for $200 or $250 pesos at the door. and a portion of the proceeds are going to help a local woman who is battling cancer. Get your tickets at Muelle Azul, by messaging Jul Isla or calling 9981176871
Note: Muelle Azul is on the wooden pier formerly known as the Magana dock, next to the taxi stand.

 Festivities for the 168th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres

 Wednesday, August 15 at 8p: Night of the Assumption on the Town Square at the conclusion of the Parish program. Dance troupe performances featuring Las Mestazas de Agua Salada, Al Son Del Corazon, Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres, and Ballet Folklorico de Isla Mujeres

Thursday, August 16 at 2p Conference with the town historian: Fidel Villanueva Madrid at the Casa de la Cultura (Guerrero at Abasolo)

Friday, August 17 at 8:45a: Wreath offering at the Cross in the Bay commemorating 24 years since its submersion, departing from the dock at the Maritime Terminal at 8:45am, limited capacity.
At 7p: Special City Council meeting recognizing the descendants of the founders and presenting the annual awards for citizenship and tourism, as well as a youth prize, on the Town Square

Saturday, August 18 at 8p:  "Danzarte" dance encounter featuring troupes from around the state on the Town Square

Sunday, August 19: 1p at the Pescadores baseball field (in front of Chedraui) Isla Mujeres teams Cocteleros vs Pescadores. 

Sunday, August 19 at 8p: Noches Magicas of Isla Mujeres featuring performances by Grupos Artisticos and the comic "Madame Yaxchilan" 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.
See website for more information:

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.

  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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