I stayed the night in lovely Alnmouth at the Sun Inn. I was late leaving having spent a fair amount of time confirming and re-arranging my visits to the Four Seasons Heath Care nursing homes over the coming days. Then I discovered that the path indicated on the map crossing the river Aln was in fact outdated and so I had to re-route a little way upstream to cross over the road bridge. I followed a cycle path parallel to the coast to save time and made good progress, arriving more or less on time at Dolphin View residential home and was greeted by its manager Andrew Lamb. I met all the staff and residents and really had a lovely visit. Then along the coast to Cresswell where I couldn't find anywhere to stay. I rang around and spoke to a very helpful lady at Premier Inn in Ashington who explained that they were in fact full that night. But she took my number and said she would ring round on my behalf and try and find me somewhere to stay. A few minutes later she rang me back to say that she had found me a room a few miles inland at The Swan in Choppington, run by Chris and Kirsty Stevens. I was so grateful to her for her help. I got a lift over there and spent a lovely evening chatting with the owners and their friends.