Gleaned from our local paper, a few tidbits:
I knew something like this would happen. Dredging near Cozumel island has disturbed the breeding grounds for the already endangered pink conch. Officials are analyzing the impact this will have on the species.
Yesterday 150 sweaters were given out in three neighborhoods on the island. The three poorest ones. I wonder who decides which one is poorer than the other?
Fishermen are turning to other sources for income. The lucky ones have another skill they can fall back on, like cement worker or carpenter. They have been unable to go out to do any fishing for 20 days now due to the cold weather and rough seas. We're talking boats 40 feet or less. Unless it was caught from one of the larger boats, you are all eating frozen fish and shrimp. But, like I always say, even frozen fish here is going to be fresher than anything you can get NOB right now.
DIF, Mexico's equivalent to our Welfare system, has announced a mass wedding ceremony will take place at city hall on the mainland. (Isla Mujeres is not just an island) More than 50 couples have registered already. Cheap but efficient way to get married.
Cold front #23 is expected to swoop in on us by this weekend. Temperatures will drop to 9C, 48F. Get your beach time in now and then prepare to bundle up again.
There you have it. Just a few tidbits from the island paradise.