Reg and I have been careful to select quiet companion dog friendly, eco-friendly locations for our 2011 tour and the BIG4 Trial Bay Tourist Park, South West Rocks, NSW, is one of the best to combine the well cared for, pet friendly caravan park site with a true nature experience.
This weekend with strong winds predicted for the area I am grateful to be tucked away sheltered from the winds. I was amazed when we were directed to a caravan site that had an expanse of natural bushland behind and to the side of it and a very short walk to a natural lagoon. Reg takes the fishing gear and walks to the beach once or twice a day. Whereas I, mostly sit around the caravan enjoying being surrounded by National Park while I work on my Australian bush novel. It is a pleasure to be interrupted by birds and wildlife. I met the resident kangaroo family this morning.
This would be an ideal location for international guests looking for nature and history, or a family wanting all the facilities including a kids club. For the social couple there is lots of dining out opportunities in the town which is only 2 kilometres away. The only sounds I have heard in the week that I have been here were the call of the birds and pleasant sound of waves plus one gentle knock on the caravan door. The knock on the door was a neighbour giving us two excess to his own needs, fish he had caught that day.
Did I mention how friendly people are here? Not that you need meet anyone, the place is so peaceful. There is morning coffee get together every day at 10.30 am if you want to get to know the neighbours, listen to the chat about the area, find out about the great scenic drives and walks your neighbours have been on and learn a bit about the history of the area.
I sent Reg to the morning tea last Wednesday, he came back enthusiastic about the free lemon meringue pie I missed out on and stories about the area he had heard.
My main exercise has been discovering the gorgeous clothing boutique in the shopping centre that gives a 10% discount to the park residents. When you arrive, pick up one the discount meals and services cards. The reception is filled with helpful brochures and maps of the many places to visit while you are in the area.
The facilities here include movie room, camp kitchen, BBQ's resort pool, spa, games room, toddlers play area, playgrounds, jumping pillow, half court tennis, free internet kiosk, and laundry. Of course I am mostly interested in the peace and quiet aside from the sounds and views of nature and Reg has his fishing to content him and Indigo lots of places she is allowed to walk plus a dog friendly beach she is allowed to fun off leash on, about 2,000 human steps away.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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