About the Author

My name is Rupert Kirkwood.

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I love paddling my kayak and am a huge fan of the UK’s underrated wildlife.

Having explored every inch of the coast of SW England (all 1154 miles of it) and notched up nearly 20,000 paddling miles in total I now concentrate on offshore kayaking (when conditions allow) in search of more extreme sea creatures. P1050145

I have been thrilled to encounter three species of whale, four species of dolphin, basking sharks, Giant Bluefin Tuna, sunfish, seals, a leatherback turtle, porpoises, puffins, peregrines, otters and swimming fox, deer and badger.

Armed with photographs of all these amazing creatures and the world class coastal scenery of Devon and Cornwall, I present talks to wildlife groups, kayak and boat clubs, camera clubs, U3As, WIs all round the southwest, and sometimes beyond.

If you would like me to share my enthusiasm with your group, contact me at rupertkirkwood@hotmail.com Puffin