We were up early to get going today. We wanted water and as we were close to the water point we pulled Derwent6 back to the awkward tap and topped up before we left. Al took the opportunity to get some washing done, so she loaded the washing machine. We reversed out into the Junction and headed back towards Braunston tunnel.It was so quiet and we never passed anything in the tunnel, and our luck was in because the locks were in our favour and whoever came up last left all the gates open as well. Not a good thing, but good for us in this case. We managed to get through in a hour, a record for us, not that we're in any rush. It seemed quite busy in Braunston as we crept through, waving and shouting Happy New Year to all the people we knew. We were soon back in the countryside and chugging along with the wind behind us and the sun trying to come out. It is so mild for the time of year so at least we are making the most of it. We soon got to the top of the locks at Hillmorton where we spotted fellow bloggers on narrowboats Tranquility, Oakfield and Piston Broke lined up, and it was rude not to stop and see them. After a chat we went back to Derwent6 and had the casserole which had been cooking all day in the slow cooker. We had a nice quiet evening watching telly and playing music.