Today was spectacular!!!! It was very hot and sunny. We had a nice breeze like yesterday but the soot problem was behind us. I had a nice chat with the Captain about the stacks and soot and feel very confident that we won’t have that issue again. It was just one of those things….. The procedures in place should minimize those issues in the future. I did appreciate our discussion very much. As we steam along toward India and ultimately Africa, the Captain discussed future security issues and precautions as we get near “pirate” infested waters during his daily announcement. Again, things are well under control and I have no concerns. At the end of the day I went to the Spa for a massage which was fabulous….. I am so relaxed at the moment. Tonight is a formal night which I look forward to…..