I'll play along when I can.
Why no love for the outer banks? Who here has a motorcyle that can't cross a bridge or ride a ferry? With "water" being the boundary that cuts off a lot of NC beachesand towns that are not considered the outer banks that can't be reached without crossing water.
You might want to edit the first post to read that water is the eastern boundary before Flash drops it off somewhere in the Pacific northwest.
Be good and you will be lonesome - Mark Twain