We went kayaking again yesterday. We also stopped at the Pea Island Refuge and got a flatwater guide that explains what you might see if you're kayaking.
It turns out that what I saw last time was a skate, not a ray, and that what Vic saw last time was a burrfish, not a puffer.
This time, we saw an osprey nest, with osprey; a jellyfish, yet to be identified (not a man-o-war, and not a cannonball, the two most frequently spotted jellyfish in these parts); and a hermit crab. We saw egrets, ibises, laughing and herring gulls, and pelicans. We may have seen terns, sanderlings, and willets — we weren't close enough to be sure.
I slept like a log last night.