Friday, August 7, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 7

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report 98 positives and 6 deaths, and now there are 51 recovered.
The state geoportal reports 30 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-5, Salina Grande-5, Ampl La Gloria-3, Chica Salina-3, Canotal-2, Lol-Beh-2, Colonia #6-2, Meteorologico-2, Colonia #5 (Sac Bajo)-1, Aeropuerto-1, Guadalupana-1, Miraflores-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, 23 de Noviembre-1, and none on the mainland.

Have you heard of Ruben Chavez Martinez & all he's done to help so many islanders in recent months, with your help? He's laid up in bed with broken ribs & other injuries from a moto accident & needs assistance with his latest project. His newest outreach focuses on households with family members who have C-19, to make sure they have PPE, disinfectant supplies, and food to eat. He's coordinating this project with the municipal liaison for Covid, Dra Xhanat, in addition to his ongoing work to help those most in need by providing hot meals and pantries (staples/groceries & basic hygiene products), as well as helping pay their utilities & rent, with your kind donations. The Paypal link & more info are below. Thanks!!
 Ruben's post...
Hello friends, clients and people who have been concerned about my health, I thank you in advance for worrying about me, I am recovering little by little, thank you for your good wishes and your prayers., I am still in bed because of the accident I had but on Monday we started a new pantry program for the people who gave positive to the covid, I will continue to support with the previous list that we already had, I will not leave all those people alone nor have I forgotten about them. As we all know that there is an increase in infected and every day it has been increasing considerably, we have created a new program, a kit that contains everything necessary to satinize their homes, this has been planned with the @dra xhanat who has been accessing me to sanitize their homes already That she has a great experience in this and will guide me through the correct path and protocols to follow, I ask that whoever needs to satinize their homes please contact me privately, as well as the pantries that I will give according to my list, this has been brought thanks to my friends (angels that I have from the distance that make this work possible for their donations and to all those who are here with me supporting and do not leave me alone.), we will also give face masks to all the families that have given funding to covid-19, to comply with the protocols and protect their loved ones, and at the same time protect others and prevent this from spreading further, we hope this ends soon. I remain at your service your friend ---
If anyone is in the position where they are able to financially help Ruben supply these pantries and sanitation kits you can donate to his PayPal.

The municipal Director of Public Lighting said they have installed 20 new posts with 40 new lights on the avenue Paseo de las Aves in colonia La Gloria, which is an 80% advance in the maintenance work they are doing.

8/6--The Director of the municipal Public Works Department, Fernando Bacelis Godoy, said they are painting the 80+ speed bumps of the island to provide improved safety and a better image for the island.  He said they are working at night or in the early morning to avoid interrupting traffic during the day. On Wednesday night and early Thursday, they were painting crosswalks and speed bumps, and have completed 25 so far. They painted downtown and along all of Rueda Medina avenue to the Mundaca Hacienda, and he said they will advance little by little along the main avenues, and then move into the colonias. He asked the general public to be careful when traveling these streets because crews will be working at night, to avoid causing traffic congestion during the day when the streets are busier.


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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--August 3 at 7:47
  August 4      8:29 
 August 5    9:07
August 6      9:42
August 7     10:16
August 8     11:22

 Sunset  7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. 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 August, 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

>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)

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   

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