Monday, September 10, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 10

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       During these past two years, the islanders have seen great changes and improvements in the municipality. Now there are illuminated streets, public spaces in good conditions and social programs that improve the lives of islanders. VIDEO (The current municipal administration took office in September two years ago. The Mayor was reelected in July.)  


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Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis will give a report on the accomplishments of the municipal government in the past two years. (photos & article)

See weather report from the NHC below.

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Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis will give a report on the accomplishments of the municipal government in the past two years. (article & photo).

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Concerns over privatized accesses  
Se adueñan de la calle[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Regarding the access in Meteorologica which was reopened by the municipal Urban Development department, the neighbors say the person who claims to have a document giving her ownership is former City Council member with the PAN party, Sandra Magaña. The Director of Urban Development, Nivardo Fernandez Martinez, said that the work of leveling the ground was closed, but Ms. Magana says she has an ownership document. Stone material was unloaded after the authorities placed the closure tape, which appears to represent a lack of respect for authorities.
    There has been no change or update yet regarding the privatization of an access near Punta Sur, at the street Tortuga. When Mr. Fernandez Martinez was interviewed, he said the access to the sea was still in place. Neighborhood representative  Ricardo Gaitán said the residents hope the municipal authorities will proceed to remove the obstacle that has been placed and proceed to the rescue the use of the access. 
     In Punta Sur there are at least two more cases, one of them, a dirt road that starts by the garbage dump and has a connection to the road a kilometer later.(y tiene salida a la carretera un kilómetro más adelante.)  It is blocked because it is "private".
     Also in Punta Sur, the residents want a pedestrian access to be reopened to the Caribbean Sea, which crosses between Casa Mar Turquesa and Mayaland.
        At the northern end of the Sac Bajo road, there is an access that has been blocked for over a year, although there are poles for electricity, telephone, and water. Officially, it is listed as a vehicular access road, and is shown on Google maps as a "free access", but no one has been able to enter for over a year. 
   There are also concerns over the beach accesses at the end of each of the downtown cross streets, that have traditionally been used by the fishermen and local people, as well as about various green areas and other public land owned by the city. 

Rain affects tourism  
La lluvia paralizó la actividad turística. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   On Sunday, there was enough rain downtown to cause flooding near the Monument to the Fishermen, while there was just a threat of rain at Punta Sur and mid-island.This did not impede the tourist activity on Sunday, and there was good influx of visitors throughout the day. The lifeguards in Playa Centro and Playa Norte reported a "saldo blanco" (no serious incidents).

Car abandoned after collision      
Chocan auto y lo abandonan [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    On Sunday morning, an abandoned compact car was found along the road to Garrafon, which had collided with a tree and a rock, and was left partly in the street. It appeared that the occupants had been drinking because there was a bottle of liquor and a beer can. Traffic police moved the car because the front was protruding into the roadway and at risk of causing an accident. As of noon, the owner of the vehicle had not been identified, and the car was a silver Ford Ikon with a Yucatan state license plate. Residents daid it was going from south to north, apparently at a high rate of speed, when the driver lost control and hit a rock and a stand that was used to sell coconuts.


      Issac is a small hurricane that is expected to weaken to a Tropical Storm on Thursday evening & to continue weakening as it moves across the Caribbean near the Lesser Antilles (after it strengthens for the next couple days).
       The Tropical Wave will be bringing us rain but isn't expected to strengthen until after it passes across the Yucatan peninsula & hits the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.

NHC says:
1. HURRICANE ISSAC: At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Isaac was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 42.7 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is forecast through the end of the week. On the forecast track, Isaac is forecast to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two. Weakening is forecast to begin by the middle of the week as Isaac approaches the Lesser Antilles.
Isaac is a small hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).

Discussion: Newly upgraded Hurricane Isaac near 14.5N 41.6W 997 mb at 11 PM EDT moving W at 12 kt. Maximum sustained winds 65 kt gusts 80 kt. Isaac will move to 14.9N 46.3W on Monday evening, to 14.9N 48.0W on Tuesday morning, to 15.0N 52.0W on Tuesday evening, and to
15.2N 57.3W on Wednesday evening. Isaac will weaken to a tropical storm near 15.5N 63.5W on Thursday evening,and continue to weaken as it moves to the central Caribbean Sea near 15.5N 70.0W on Friday. A relatively weak surface ridge in the western Atlantic Ocean will maintain moderate to fresh trade winds in most of the region through Monday night.

2. TROPICAL WAVE: Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea are associated with a tropical wave and an upper-level trough. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward to northwestward across the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan peninsula during the next couple of days with little or no development expected during that time. However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development when the system moves across the western Gulf of Mexico Wednesday through Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

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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 

Sept. 24   6:46
Sept. 25   7:24
Sept. 26  8:02
Sept. 27  8:42
 Sept. 28   9:25
  Sept. 29  10:11 
 Sept. 30  11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~630
September Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain

Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.

Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then a BBQ at the RESCATE site in Sac Bajo, at the old Cristalmar hotel next to Playa Tiburon, with a raffle for youth, live music, and circus performers until 8p.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition

Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 8  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p

Saturday, Sept. 15  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA

Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day There is usually a parade on Rueda Medina starting at 8a

Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.  
Saturday, Sept. 22  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day  There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico

Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

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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