Saturday, November 3, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 3

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When you visit our beaches, don't forget to take your trash, keep them clean
Pruning and cleaning of the public spaces is carried out throughout the island to present a good image and to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes. Cleaning is also carried out in the streets, with sweeping and removal of litter. During the rainy season, the growth is faster, and the government is committed to continually carrying out this work for the benefit of the islanders and visitors.


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Two kilos of marijuana washed up on the Isla Blanca beach on the mainland LINK w photo  
   The  ~4.4 pound package that appeared to be marijuana was secured by DRAI-DFF personnel, and the Prosecutor's office was notified.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Noti Isla Mujeres   

IM Noticias   


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Veterinary hospital has altar for pets who have passed away 
Altar para animalitos muertos  
  A Mayan-style altar was erected at the entry area of the animal hospital of veterinarian Delfino Guevara Collazo, which included photos of deceased pets, as well as toys, clothing, and other momentous. Volunteers at the facility ask that the government enforce the Law for Animal Care and Protection to reduce the violence that occurs to some animals, and to provide them with protection. It is noted there are many stray dogs and feral cats in the streets. 

Cisterns: Sites for mosquitoes to reproduce 

Aljibes, sitios de reproducción de mosquitos

On the former Mundaca Hacienda, there are about a half dozen wells and cisterns, where mosquitoes can breed, which is a concern due to the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. They were built by the Spanish pirate Fermin Mundaca, and visitors to the hacienda often leave the site before completing their tour, due to the large number of mosquitoes. It is also noted that there is a lack of signage to provide information, that the electrical wiring was stolen last year, and that there are many weeds.
   It is also noted that three Mayan "chultuns" are located on the property, which were underground storage areas for water (but don't have large openings. The article doesn't mention the large swampy lagoon areas on the property.) It is requested that the government fumigate the area and treat the cisterns and wells in an ongoing manner.

Good influx of tourism    

Flujo turístico constante

Nov. 2   About 80 percent of the golf carts were rented after noon, and then clouds appeared on the horizon with the arrival of Cold Front #8, but there was little effect on the island and the winds weren't strong. Many luxury boats were anchored near the buoy line of North beach and the beaches were busy.

Plans to replace the perimeter fence of the Middle School  

Levantarán nueva barda perimetral

 For the benefit of the 560 students of Benito Juarez middle school, which was founded 60 years ago, a new fence will be built around the campus next year, with funds from the municipal and state governments. The school will also receive 40 computers next year from the SEQ (state Secretary of Education).
   Initially there were plans to renovate the current wall, which has an ongoing problem with sinking in the southern and southeastern sections where there are mangroves, but since the wall is many decades old, the decision was made to replace it.


Norte #8 is in the region, causing overcast skies, with rainstorms with lightning in the forecast but the winds are only predicted to be 25-35 kph (with stronger gusts during the storms). 

Webcam at 12:20p today:

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 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.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

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.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.


Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 thru Saturday Dec. 8- Patron Saint festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception  

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  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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