Fire on the Mountain

Mou’a Tohiea, on Moorea

Sunlight burnished clouds into the form of flame on Mou’a (Mount) Tohiea rising over Cooks Bay. It was born of fire as lava poured from ancient volcanoes, and appears to have not forgotten its origins. Locals say that it is the mountain that inspired the final scenes of the movie Moana, and like a benevolent giant it sleeps peacefully at the end of the bay with dreams of its fiery past.

#toihea #moorea cooks bay

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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