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    We decided to take the grandkids and one of their friends a walk down the Sustran Cycle/Riverside walk from Cardrona to Innerleithen yesterday.

    Although this cracking asphalt laid path goes from Peebles to Innerleithen in this section, we decided to do the shorter 3 mile section with the kids in tow.

    So a few pictures of the river during the walk, which was up about the 3ft mark.

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    Looking up from the new Bridge completed 2013 and sits at the head the Glenmoriston Beat.
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    Looking down towards the fishing hut.
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    The New Bridge.
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    Looking up the river at one of the better trout pools.

    After the walk to Innerleithen we went into a well known Hotel that a few on here will have stayed when fishing the River, and had a decent enough meal. Except for a leg of a beetle found in my Grand daughters meal. I was jet black and about 7-8mm in overall length.
    I reckon it was from this baby below.
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    It certainly looked very much like a leg from it lol and they are pretty common.
    Apart from that, a pleasant walk back up on a lovely route that we will travel again, when the weather is better and the trout are rising. Although I can't see my wife waiting on my casting to a rising troot while out for a walk lol.

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    Looks lovely.

    I had a mournful moment last night when the dude was in bed. We'd been out for rainbow trout: who will I play with when he's all grown up? You've cheered me up: with any luck, the grandkids.

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    Beetle not so lovely. That's some leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safranfoer View Post
    Beetle not so lovely. That's some leg.
    ....there's more protein in the wing
    Elibank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safranfoer View Post
    Looks lovely.

    I had a mournful moment last night when the dude was in bed. We'd been out for rainbow trout: who will I play with when he's all grown up? You've cheered me up: with any luck, the grandkids.
    Be prepared for the Cost aspect Dee!!

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    Beautiful. That tweed valley is one of my soul soothers, a great place to escape to. I bet Beetle legs are a delicacy in some places, not Innerleithen tho.
    How many springers did you count steaming through the margins???

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    Quote Originally Posted by martymo View Post
    Beautiful. That tweed valley is one of my soul soothers, a great place to escape to. I bet Beetle legs are a delicacy in some places, not Innerleithen tho.
    How many springers did you count steaming through the margins???
    Only saw Ducks and Goosanders.

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    I love the tweed valley, only a few minutes from my home.

    I believe scientists were trying to cross that type of beetle with a chicken. It means that everyone gets a leg.
    Last edited by AlanT; 09-03-2015 at 11:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    Be prepared for the Cost aspect Dee!!
    Ah, I'll be a squillionaire by then. They'll be fishing on my bit of river, we'll eat beetle's legs prepared by the finest chefs in the land.

    Probably.

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