Saturday, November 16, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events, Saturday, November 16

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The City, via the Youth Service Department, provided the students who live at the “Isleño Student House” in Valladolid, Yucatán,with free WIFI and printing and gave them paper, groceries, and cleaning supplies. All islander students who live and study in Valladolid can use the free WIFI and printing. LINK  

A pet sterilization campaign is taking place in the Continental Zone at Rancho Viejo by "Isla Animals" and "Pet Zone", in coordination with the municipal government, on Nov. 14-20. During last year's campaign, 1124 animals were sterilized, and a similar number are expected to be sterilized this year.

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The Harbor Master advised boats under 40 feet to return to port at 6pm because Cold Front #13 was advancing rapidly, and nautical tourism activities would be suspended after 10p until further notice. The nautical community was advised to monitor weather advisories and official notifications.

From  Por Esto :

Open port, rainy weather  

Puerto abierto, ambiente triste

 On Thursday, the port was open but the heavy rain discouraged tourism. Merced Ortiz Maya, director of Civil Protection, said there were no incidents and the Salina lake levels remained at normal levels. They removed a line of lights that had been strung across Hidalgo near the Almendros Hotel and had fallen.

Pet sterilization campaign  

Esterilizan a perros y gatos

See City section above.

Golf carts lack safety equipment  

Carros de golf, nada seguros

 Taxi drivers noted that the Mobility Institute requires their cabs to meet safety standards such as having air bags and being manufactured in 2014 or since, but golf carts that are rented to tourists don't have similar safety requirements. A driver commented that it was once rare for carts to turn over, but now it has become common, because now the rental agencies "fix" the vehicles to go much faster, so that they travel 20kph or faster. He said the carts should be required to have seat belts, directional signals, and side mirrors, and they shouldn't be allowed to go so fast, because that makes them susceptible to tipping over.

Fishermen benefited from bad weather  

Mal clima benefició a pescadores

  The Cold Front #12 caused fish and lobster to move closer to the island, allowing fishermen to catch them without traveling far from the island, which saved them expenses on fuel. They were able to catch the lobster with nets, without any risk of decompression. The lobster fishermen left early and returned after catching 30 to 40 each, while other fishermen returned with good catches of lizeta, which they sold within an hour, after most were fileted for the waiting customers.
   Although it wasn't a strong cold front, it had a beneficial influence. One fishermen said, “Now at this season of the year, when the nortes begin, we begin to see ourselves more favored, from November to February are the best months, especially December and January, usually they are times of constant nortes, sometimes the port closes for several days and we cannot go to work, but generally after a closure, many  lobsters come out a lot.” Another fisherman said, "You have to take advantage of these days, the lobster are coming and now it costs less work to capture it, you can cast nets and wait for it to come out, without so many risks."


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
November 12   6:30
November 13  7:13
November 14   8:01
November 15   8:53
November 16   9:50
November 17  10:50
November 18  11:51

Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:11-6:04p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:50-7:07a (start-end/mo)
November Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Diabetic Clinic-Free for residents with glucose testing, glucometers & supplies, reading glasses, nutritional education. Senior Citizens Club in colonia La Gloria 9a-12p.
 Saturday, Nov 9, the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros will receive the Dorados of Playa del Carmen at the Convention Center court at 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 10  At the Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui) the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros of Picus will play the Vaqueros of Leona Vicario. (It doesn't say what time, but games usually begin at 1p.)

Monday, Nov 11-12 N. Taurids Meteor Shower peaks around midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 12  Postal Workers Day  El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

 Thursday, Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day

Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 17 Buen Fin (sales)

Friday, Nov. 15  Fundraiser for (&a t) the Little Yellow School House at 6p. Mexican Fair with food, fun & prizes!

Saturday, Nov. 16-17 Leonids Meteor Shower  but the moon will interfere

Monday, Nov. 18 Day off for Día de la Revolución Mexicana   Banks & governmental offices close. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Dia de la Revolucion  There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours.

The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin sometime around the weekend of Friday, Nov. 28 and continue thru her day on Dec. 8th. There is usually a Cabalgata parade of horses and a "bullring" set up (bullfights have been banned in Mexico), where there are rodeos and comedic bullfights, as well as folklorico dance performances and a night or two of live music & dancing on the Town Square. More info TBA.

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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