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Isla Verde campaign continues successfully with cleaning and painting in colonia La Gloria, starting at the Senior Citizens Park. City employees conduct this campaign weekly, cleaning streets, sidewalks and public areas, painting curbs, and removing debris and trash. Residents have been assisting in these efforts to improve the image of the island for the benefit of visitors and inhabitants.
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Graphic about the event today from 5p-7p at the Salina Chica soccer field with Cowboy's football player Connor Williams for autographs and photographs. There will be a flag football competition for youngsters, also.
Navy begins annual summer vacation "Salvavidas 2019 Operation" which will take place July 6-August 25 in order to provide security and surveillance to protect the national and international vacationers who visit the main tourist destinations of Mexico during the holiday season. This operation takes place on the tourism beaches at the destinations where the most people visit on both coasts of the country. It includes the installation of first aid stations.
Advice from the Navy:
Don't enter the sea after having eaten food, alcoholic beverages, or both.
Try to swim in areas where lifeguards are located.
Don't neglect children on the beach.
Use sunscreen if you will be exposed to the sun for a long time.
Drink water constantly to hydrate.
Respect the instructions of the lifeguards.
Don't swim in areas where there is maritime traffic (boats or jet skis).
When lifejackets are required; check that it is appropriate for each activity and that it fits your needs (vests that are used for boats, "bananas" and parachutes have different characteristics).
In case of traveling in smaller boats (boats), observe that it is not overloaded.
Don't obstruct access to beaches and allow free access to patrols and ambulances.
Don't litter on the beaches. LINK
The Barracuda Fishing Tournament is today, with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI with a DJ & other activities starting at 11am (probably at Playa Centro). Up to 100 boats were anticipated to register, and the competition began just now at 9a. (It doesn't say what time weighing-in closes. The video at Noti says they expect up to 80 boats and that it would begin at 8a) LINK
The Vectors Department are fogging to prevent mosquitoes VIDEO .
VIDEO about Barracuda Tournament (see above)
Sunset VIDEO from North Beach & sunny pictures from Playa Centro captioned "Free of Sargasso".
From Por Esto :
Navy begins annual security operation "Salvavidas 2019"
Activan “Operación salvavidas”See translation above.
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Breves de Isla MujeresThis information was translated yesterday.
Installation of a library at the middle school
Equipan biblioteca de plantelThe area is being adapted and the library should be open for start of the upcoming school year at the Benito Juarez middle school. Registration for new students will be Aug. 20-22, and re-enrollment registration took place this past week. Nearly 600 students attend the Benito Juarez middle school.
|View from the rooms.|
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with kitchenettes & fast 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,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, 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
July 16 7:35
July 17 8:22
July 18 9:04
July 19 9:43
July 20 10:20
July 21 10:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
On Saturdays at 8a-10a, Plogging events to clean up the island are held, meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags, Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In July, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Octopus, Shrimp, & Conch LINK
The baseball games at the El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game.
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" haven't been announced yet.
Turtle nesting season continues throughout July. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres; Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.
Whale shark tour season continues throughout July, ending in mid-September. The eight-month lobster catching season begins July 1st, and this year's prices are: whole live- 400 to 450 pesos per kilo; whole dead-350 to 400; and tails- 580 to 600 pesos (~$16us/lb-tails).
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 12-August 23, peaking in late July
Saturday, July 6 Barracuda Fishing Tournament with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI and will have a DJ & other activities starting at 11am.
Saturday, July 6th at 4p, Connor Williams, offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys, will sign autographs & do photo-ops with fans at the soccer field in Salina Chica. Then the "Isla Mujeres Bowl 2019" will be held in two categories of players up to age 13; and those of 15 years and up in separate male & female teams. Free. This will be "touch football", played according International Flag Football rules.
Fri-Mon, July 19-22- Whale Shark Festival
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
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
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