Trying to make use of daylight, we woke up early at 7am, put down the dew covered tent (which froze our hands to the bone), had a nice breakfast (with warm tea which thawed our hands back to normal). To deal with the cooler nights in the outback, where temperatures can reach 2 or 3 degrees Celsius, we took out a spare bed cover and put it inside a bed sheet, which we then used to cover our sleeping bags. We also now sleep with 2 pairs of socks on, and a couple layers of sweaters. It’s alright. Now, the closer we get to Darwin the warmer it should be (at least past Alice Springs).
After breakfast we then drove another 20 minutes to the Flinders Ranges National Park where we spent the rest of the day. We went for a hike through the pound - a circular wall of mountains surrounding and 10km wide enclosure. Ewa also tested the car’s limits by driving on some dirt roads in the park, conquering puddles, and swerving around emus. By nightfall we made it back to the camp where we stayed the previous night and had some extra time to take it easy. We prepared a nice dinner along with a camp fire, lemon tea and tim tams. A day well spent.