Wherefore art thou Romeo?

Juliet:O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love

And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.


[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?


‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy:

Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.

What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,

Nor arm nor face, nor any other part

Belonging to a man. O be some other name!

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes

Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,

and for thy name, which is no part of thee,

Take all myself.

Today’s destination was “Le Romieu”, a XIVth century UNESCO World Heritage Site, located 19 km away! 

A rose by any other name is still a rose.  Every morning, regardless of where we are in the world, the magic of the sunrise happens. Some days with more splendor and color than others, but the magic is there for us to witness! Today we enjoyed it an hour into our walk as we looked back to the city we had just left behind!

We enjoyed our breakfast after the sunrise show, at a quite table in the middle of nowhere. 

For the first time on this camino trip, we were able to find fresh, fried eggs. So we had to have a second breakfast of:

We walked through undulating hills most of the day. Crops of corn and sunflowers were being harvested all along.  Here is a glimpse at plum collection.  These plums were some of the best and sweetest we have ever eaten!

Crops of kidney beans (my guess) at different stages of growth along the way. 

Finally the view of our destination for today!

7 thoughts on “Wherefore art thou Romeo?

  1. Amy Bertorelli

    Love your poetry, Romeo! The sunrise was spectacular. What a great time of the year to
    be walking with the harvest along the way…the plums look delicious, and those eggs…yum!

  2. Ahmed Hussein

    Wow! the best Sunrise pictures I have seen. It must be very hard to walk forward away from the city with such a beautiful sunrise. I have looked at these pictures several times and have shared with my siblings. Thank you again for sharing. Best of luck in completing the remaining 37.7689% of the journey…….:).

  3. Carla PAI

    Pat and E , the sunrise pictures are just beautiful . The plums look delicious . The plCe you stayed just gorgeous I am enjoying reading About your Camino every day . What a wonderful trip for the two of you to take three years on a row. I don’t think anything you do will beat this . I am so proud of you and happy for the two of you . Not many couples could do this . Enjoy the rest of this special journey . Much love and hugs , Camino Carla wishing she was there .

  4. Agnes De Doncker

    pat & Enayet wow those sunrise pictures are so beautiful thank you for sharing it makes you stop and think about the life we live never taking time to enjoy the beauty of it


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