Romeo and Juliet

In lines 85-89, what extended metaphor is Romeo constructing? What might this reveal about how Romeo understands his relationship to Juliet?

By love, thatfirstdid prompt me to inquire. 
He lent me counsel, and I lent him eyes.

I am no pilot; yet wert thou as far.

As that vast shore with the fartherst sea, I should aventure for such merchandise. 

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Romeo is an impulsive romantic. Romeo personifies love as his ultimate divine councilor who guided him, like a ship, to Juliet's harbor.