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A choppy crossing to an unexpectedly romantic Isle of Wight

Reader, I just got back from the best weekend ever on the Isle of Wight. My boyfriend and I went on a brown sign jolly to discover this island county which fights a dual everyday with Rutland for the title of Britain’s Smallest County (which it wins twice daily at high tide). To discover a little island through the medium of randomly following brown tourist signs is up there with bacon sandwiches and long distance railway journeys as one of my favourite things,  and as I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting this 148 square miles of loveliness off the Hampshire coast it was a pretty good place for a long overdue massive brown adventure.

Us on ferryIn true purist brown signers fashion we didn’t do much