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Getting to Key West is more than half the fun

Getting to Key West is more than half the fun

Of the many attractions in the Keys – fishing, snorkeling, boating, chilling – the one that almost all visitors partake of is driving. (There are a few old salts who eschew cars.) The everyday world drifts away as you tool into a watery realm. Even when the ocean and the bay disappear, they’re replaced by boat lots, shell shops, fish shacks, dive bars. The Keys are that rare place whose beauty is at one with, and inseparable from, the pleasure of getting to it.

So back in April, making my first trip to the Keys since Hurricane Irma, I was...

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