Fierce Clouds: This canoe was sailing through the lagoon as we made our way towards Nan Madol.
Tour Guide Jimmy: Today it was Jimmy's turn to show us Pohnpei.
Barack Obama in a boat: I proudly wore my Barack Obama shirt to Nan Madol. It may be the first time a sitting US president visited the historic site.
Blue Steel: It is hard too look cool when you're wearing white sneakers. Just ask Jeff Turbitt.
Main building: This is a shot of the main building from the ocean.
Inside main building: According to our guide, Jimmy, tree roots are responsible for the crumbling of Nan Madol.
Iconic pattern: I've been seeing this pattern in books since I learned to read. It is such a thrill to see them in person.
Another inside shot: I like posting pictures, what can I say?
Corner: This is the northeast corner of the main building.
Toes of discovery: I don't have any pictures of me in the kayak.
Kayak ruins: I didn't see these walls during my last visit. Exploring in the kayak allowed me to see a lot more of the Nan Madol ruins.
Sting ray: It is hard to tell from this photo, but this sting ray was huge.
Trees and canals: A building is underneath these trees. You can see how much the jungle has taken over the ruins because you can't even see the ruins.
Nan Madol today: Most of Nan Madol today looks like a mangrove. It has been overgrown for over 1000 years now.