Here is a picture puzzle for you! Have a look at the pictures below and guess where they were taken:
These are some of the sights you can see on a boat trip from Abingdon to Oxford which we made on Sunday afternoon. What I liked about the trip was its calm and quiet together with its visual appeal. Indeed the English countryside has much to offer: it’s surprising to find vast unoccupied territories in a relatively small country (at least compared with Russia) with such a variety of landscape and vegetation. Just look at the images above or some more below:
What I got interested in as well were the British canal boats two of which you can see on the picture above. As you move along the canal you meet a great number of them lining the banks of the river. They are quite varied in shape and elements of decoration, with some carrying small gardens on their roofs; others being more of an extra storage place used to keep different tools and equipment; there are too quite a few abandoned boats some of which are in decay. What is delightful though is that there are many in use with whole families spending their day off on their boats often with men at the wheel and women controlling the motor (here I might be wrong in the technical details of what they do – should study this a bit more). All together spending your time on the river definitely helps to relax in a quiet but enjoyable atmosphere.