What do you do in the heat? Go swimming, of course. This afternoon, about 7 of us trucked out to Sir John Gorge, about 14 kilometers from Mornington Station, to soak in the Fitzroy River and soak in the sunset. I also soaked in a new “life bird” – Variegated Fairy-Wren – and saw a couple Rock Wallabies (like little kangaroos with long tails), White-quilled Rock-Pigeons, and Spotted Nightjars. The heat emanating from the flat, red sandstone escarpments actually felt refreshing after dark, and we watched until the Southern Cross stood outlined on the Milky Way like diamonds on soft, black velvet.