WATER WORLDS I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bayWatchin’ the tide, roll awayI’m sittin’ on the dock of the bayWastin’ time West of the Victorian capital, Melbourne, the Werribee River and state park is home to platypus. Never seen one myself.A couple of hours north of Melbourne, Australia, Lake Eppalock is a haven for all kinds of birdlife.One of the prettiest sunsets I have ever seen, about 400km from where I have lived most my life. I'd never heard of Lake Culleraine until we stopped there for a night.A small lake in Thailand Khao Yai National Park.A small stream running through Khao Yai, one of the very best wildlife viewing parks in Thailand.This waterfall in Khao Yai may look familiar to people who like bad movies. Apparently scens foor The Beach were filmed here.Part of northern Australia's Nitmiluk National Park, Leliyn or Edith Falls is the final stop on a multi day walk from the souther part of the park.Waterfalls and swimming holes are just some of the rewrads for the hikers. Fortunately, car access is also available!It takes 2-3 hours through Nitmiluk NP to reach Butterfly Gorge, but as swimming spots go, this one is hard to beat. Also known as Katherine Gorge, this is one of my favourite places in Australia.Jedda's Rock, also part of Nitmiluk, from where some crazy movie stuntman leapt into the river below.Looking out across Nitmiluk, which stretches hunderds of kilometres to Kakadu and Arnhem Land.Serpentine Gorge is part of the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, west of Allice Springs.Water in outback Australia is a precious commodity. Ormiston Gorge is a permanent water hole in the West Macs National Park, one of my favourites.Anbangbang Billabong is another Kakadu hotspots for twitchers.Bubba Wetland, not far from Anbangbang Billabong, Kakadu.Maguk, aka Barramundi Gorge, in the southern part of Kakadu NP.Maybe the nicest swimming spot in the whole of Kakadu, the deep pool at Maguk is surrounded by steep cliffs and greenery.Yellow Waters is right in the middle of Kakadu NP.The walking opportunities are limited by the vast amount of water, which supports fish and bird species.Anbangbang Billabong viewed towards the latter end of the dry season, teeming with birds.Part of the same system of its famous Russian nighbour, Baikal, Mongolia's Khovsgol Lake is an enormous body of fresh water.1,645 metres ASL, 136 km long and 262 m deep, it holds 70% of Mongolia's and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. And makes for good horse riding and camping.Khovsgol Lake empties into the Eglin River in the township of Hatgal, a pretty spot to gear up for a trek in Mongolia.Entering Oman's Wadi Shab.A deep, refreshing pool in Wadi Shab, on Oman's Gulf coast.Views from a beach camp on the Gulf of Oman, near Wadi Shab.Fishing fleet in the Omani port town of Misbat, on the Araboan Sea.Stunning blue water of the Arabian Sea laps onto the beach in southern Oman, near the Yemeni border.Cliffs and hills drop into the Arabian Sea, near Mughsail, Oman.Mountain tracks lead down to a deserted beach on the road to Yemen, on the Omani coast.The Zambezi river below Ngyonye Falls in Zambia's west.In a country where mountains and scenery are dime a dozen, Taroko Gorge is amongs the best, with spectacular views above, and clear, clean water below.A river in Taroko Gorge rounds its way around rocks. This was a popular swimming spot, but too cold for me, even in summer.Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan, viewed from the Ci'en Pagoda. The area is a major tourist spot, with views, forest, temples, pagodas, food, and more.A small mountain stream in thick, damp forest in the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, Taiwan.High in the mountains of Taiwan's Chiaya Country, a river bends through farms, forests and aboriginal villages.Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang sit on Nong Chong Kham lake in the Thai mountain town of Mae Hong Son.Kep (or maybe Kampot) on Cambodia's coast near Vietnam, 2000.The moats around Angkor Wat store a ridiculous amount of water, and help re-inforce the foundations. Our hero here is keepin the weeds at bay.