Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 8

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
~Please visit our sponsors~

The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 35 cases with 20 recovered and 2 deaths.

This is from the municipal Director of Civil Protection & Firefighters, Merced Ortiz, who said...In this rainy, hot season we must be careful with wildlife as they may seek shelter in the least anticipated places & we must also be on the lookout for children and pets. This boa was successfully relocated thanks to citizen report.

The municipal government has resumed the pothole repair program on the island and the mainland. The municipal Director of Public Works said the crews will begin on the island. The crews will follow safety and hygiene protocols as they work to provide streets that are in optimal condition for tourists and islanders.

The municipal government is working to avoid more cases of Covid-19 in the New Normality, with the installation of checkpoints urging the general public to stick to safety and hygiene protocols, which includes the use of face masks. They are trying to raise awareness among people to use face masks correctly and they are providing masks for those who do not have them.
  Police chief Jaime Ongay Ortiz said that although a large percentage of the island population has abided by the health regulations, we should not let down our guard.

 The schedule of fogging against mosquitoes (thermonebulization) will be completed on the island on July 10th, but that is just the completion of this stage, and the fogging will be ongoing to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the diseases they cause, which include dengue, zika and chikungunya. There has also been a campaign to remove junk, where they can breed, and to raise awareness among the residents about prevention of breeding areas around their homes.  The Isla Mujeres Green & Healthy campaign has been removing brush and weeds, which also contributes to reducing mosquito breeding areas.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

The municipal Director of Urban Development and the Environment, José Nivardo Fernández Martinez, said that the City works in coordination with Isla Animals to provide pet sterilizations on Thursdays. Due to Covid-19 this is currently limited to a maximum of 15 each Thursday, accompanied by only one owner, with personal protective equipment. He said that ′′From 2017 to May 2020, 1018 pet dogs and cats have been sterilized in the island and 3786 in the Continental Zone, making a total of 4804 in the entire municipality."


  This blog is brought to you by....

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale neighborhood of  Bachilleres, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
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 out of the pic at left.

"Reverse Sunset" (looking east from MVC)
Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then return to the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres and  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--July 4 at 7:22 (sun sets 7:33p)
  July 5      8:18 
 July 6      9:09
July 7      9:53
July 8      10:34
July 9      11:10

 Sunset  7:33-7:26pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:09-6:20am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in July. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in July, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Delta Aquariid meteor showers begin in mid July, peak on July 31-August 1st when there is less interference from moonlight,  and continue thru August 23rd.

Lobster fishing resumes in July, until the end of February.

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   

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.