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Novice asking for advice

My wife and I just purchased our first sailboat, a used Catalina 22. I have a limited amount of experience, mostly since buying the boat (one month) and sailing instruction at a summer camp (15 yrs ago). I have taken a general boating safety course and feel very comfortable on Kerr Lake. Very recently we decided to go on a week long excursion in the Pamlico Sound and Neuse River. We plan to take a leisurely pace around and explore, staying on the boat some and off. Many people I have talked with, mostly non-sailing people, think we are crazy. That we are to inexperienced. At first I was very excited about the trip, but after talking with these people I''m beginning to doubt myself. I honestly feel that I understand what we are under taking, (especially weather). We don''t plan to make a 3 day passage anywhere, just nose around a bit and explore and enjoy our new boat. I would like some input from more experienced sailors. Any thoughts both good and bad would be appreciated.
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