Nice trip and report so far!
I have a 999 and I know what you mean about hotter than brass in hell. I am really surprised you're enduring on the 1199, the ergos much be better. I know after a couple hours, my knees cramp up and the back of my legs are leathered.
But I wouldn't trade my Ducati for anything, except maybe another Ducati.
Good luck on your journey...looking forward to more!