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Turtle nests from last night, at MVC...
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Information & invitation to sign up for upcoming braille and sign language courses offered by the City at the CRIM rehabilitation facility.
Keeping the streets clean
Article about flipped car has same information as translated yesterday, additionally noting that a container of beer was found inside the vehicle LINK
Ultracarga raised their prices to Punta Sam
With the support of the municipal government and the island people the family whose humble home and all their possessions were recently lost in a fire will have a home to live in.(Generous contributions were also made by foreign residents, & by visitors who aren't on the island, via Paypal). Thank you everyone! Photos from Isla Mujeres al Dia.
LINK shared from Noticaribe: Ultramar increased its rates between the island and Punta Sam. The rate for compact cars, trucks, pick ups, including double cab went from 250 pesos to 295 pesos; for vans for commercial use the rate was raised from 449 pesos to 560 pesos, and the rest of the vehicles were kept at the same prices. The cost of passenger tourist child (from 3 to 9 years) went from 40 to 100 pesos, while for children from Quintana Roo it rose from 15 to 30 pesos; for adult from Q Roo, it increased from 40 to 50 pesos.
From Por Esto :
Navy rescued a yacht and its crew who ran out of gas
Semar rescata yate y tripulaciónThe yacht "Patos" was traveling from Florida to Isla Mujeres with nine people aboard when they ran out of fuel about 12 nautical miles from Isla Contoy and requested assistance. A Naval MLB-type vessel was dispatched which located the yacht and towed then to the Naval dock, where medical personnel determined they were in good health. This occurred on Sunday afternoon, and they left by their own means. The Navy has conducted a half dozen rescues this year, assisting more than a score of people.
Good start to the lobster catching season
Inició con buen ritmo la captura de langostaThe lobster catching season began with normal levels of capture, which the fishermen said would have been better if the water was less cloudy. Product was delivered before noon to the facilities of the cooperatives “Caribe”, “Patria y Progreso”, “Justicia Social”, “Isla Blanca” and “Makax”, which was considered as a good sign for the start of the eight month season. Closing time is generally 4pm for most of the cooperatives, except occasionally, like in January, when some returned with more than 20 kilos per boat.
Those who did well brought in a little over 10 kilos, while others brought in eight or less. It is noted that going out means investing in about 2000 pesos in fuel, and the prices per kilo are: 350 to 500 pesos for whole dead; 400 to 450 pesos for whole alive; and 580 to 600 pesos for tails.There are two experienced divers per boat going to depths of over 40 meters.
No problems were reported from the nearly 100 boats that went out, most of which returned the same day, while others headed up to Cabo Catoche, following the coastal lagoon system. Lobster traps were placed in rocky areas that divers have already marked. Those using nets in the Isla Contoy Bay will wait until autumn.
Accumulated sand caused beach growth
Se extiende la playa por el recale de arenaIt the past three years, Playa Centro has grown about 15 meters due to sand accumulating. This has also occurred south of Playa Centro.
Tourism activities are back to normal
Se normalizan actividades turísticasTourism was back to normal on Monday, after being decreased by the weather on Monday, which was rainy in the morning and overcast in the afternoon. Good weather is forecast for Tuesday.
|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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