|Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.|
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Some stormy weather is likely before this moves into the Gulf ~Friday. The NHC says: A broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea is producing an area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow to occur while it moves to the west-northwest near the Yucatan peninsula in a couple of days, and across the southern Gulf of Mexico by Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
Prizes were awarded for the drawing contest in honor of World Maritime Day, whose theme was "Guardians of the Seas". The winner was Dulce Isabella Lara Sánchez, followed by Silvanna Alexa Barranco, Layna lucia Sánchez Bacelis, Yhorman Noé Noh & Saraí Vega Cruz,who all attend the Andres Quintana Roo primary school.
Warriors against sargasso
Municipal enforcement is taking place in regard to the polarization of vehicles windows, which is prohibited for taxis and trucks and allowed in private vehicles up to the level of "Smoke #2", because any higher level inhibits the ability to see people inside the car. The vehicle may be impounded and fines imposed of up to 20 UMA (Units of Measurement, which are equivalent to the Daily Minimum Wage of about 102 pesos.)
The caption says to always remember to take precautions and to follow the instructions of the lifeguards...it's for your safety.
Protecting the environment with the installation of solar lights in Isla Mujeres LINK
A kilometer of solar lights were recently installed along the eastern malecon (seaside walkway) in front of Isla 33.
Isla Mujeres The perfect destination to visit
The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission verified on their internet site that they plan to replace the submarine line next year, which has also been stated by Mayor Juan Carrillo. It will have a greater capacity than the current line, which is more than 30 years old. The dates and deadlines are given for the bidding process and a ruling was made on September 9th. Details have not been released about the company or the amount of investment this will require. LINK
Photo with caption saying the delivery truck driver didn't use the hand brake and it crashed into the wall of Poc-na Hostel
The Director of the Community Hospital said that starting this weekend, pediatric care will be available on Saturday and Sunday nights, to provide better service to the children of the island.
Yesterday, firefighters with the Department of Civil Protection put out a fire in the green area between the Senior Citizens Club and the Las Tortuguitas Park, in colonia La Gloria VIDEO
The Department of Fiscalizacion (Enforcement) carried out an ongoing operation to verify that establishments selling alcohol have their current license, otherwise they will be subject to closure and paying a fine. (photos)
Photo of students walking by rubble next to the sidewalk with a caption that Aguakan needs to repair the area, where hundreds of students pass by daily.
Photo of a large "Sword-like" trench digger obstructingthe road with advice to be cautious.
Installation of more solar lights
Isla Mujeres news briefs
In the first game of a three-series competition, the Isla Mujeres Pescadores beat the team from Chetumal, playing in that city. On Sunday, the second game will take place on the island at the El Pescador field (in front of Chedraui).
|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
October 13 6:39
October 14 7:14
October 15 7:52
October 16 8:32
October 17 9:16
October 18 10:04
October 19 10:58
October 20 11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In October, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th. LINK
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.
|By Diane Daniel|
|Nests & tracks at MVC B&B|
Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak
Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.
Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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
LINK to NHC