An informal shark safari via the scheduled riverboat service from the London Eye to North Greenwich starts with a promising display of common gulls, which perch on construction barges facing into the wind so their feathers won’t ruffle.
The Thames does not look alluring and its brown waters are coloured by sediment animated by the tides. Who can tell what lies beneath?
The party of visitors to the Tate Modern’s beach could probably say, if only we could understand them: this biodiversity hotspot contains two swans, four greylag geese and a gaggle of feral pigeons and gulls.
I just read the article above and I wonder what 1)'the party of visitors to the Tate Modern’s beach', and 'we' and 'them' (in the sentence 'if only we could understand them') refer to.
I think 'the party of visitors to the Tate Modern's beach' in the 7th paragraph refers to people on the riverboat.
So I think the writer thought 'the party of visitors(=people on the boat) would probably say if only we(=people on the boat) could understand them (animals at the beach: two swans, four greylag geese and a gaggle of feral pigeons and gulls)
Is there anyone who'd like to explain whether what I understand is right?