Western Australia has some unique self-drive trails that you would find exciting and rewarding.
We leave Newman in the Pilbara of Western Australia, tomorrow morning and head toward the Wildflower Way of Western Australia, traveling through the area know as Australia’s Golden Outback. It is an area rich in the history of the early settlement by wool growers, miners, the Kingsford Smith Mail Run and the days when travel was by horse and wagon.
We will be camping at the Gascoigne River, at a favorite bush camp, there are usually six black swans in residence on each of our previous visits, and there is a caretaker at this free camp. I suspect his primary job is to watch over these valued and protected birds, the emblem of Western Australia.
I find it interesting that on most occasions when I camp at rivers on the journey south the black swans appear, usually in groupings of six. On the last occasions when I traveled this route in the past, I painted the rivers and the black swans in oil paint, this time I plan to paint in watercolours, while writing my Australian novels late in the evening.
I don’t have a lot of time to stay in one place; we have 1,200 km to travel and to be set up ready to exhibit at Dalwallinu in a week’s time.
The landscape on this inland route is magnificent as well as a nostalgic history lesson, exposing the legacy of the gold rush era and those men and women who ventured to these remote parts to claim their share of the riches. What remains today are abandon settlements, beautiful architecture, graveyards, and decaying machinery and some charming old townships of Yalgoo, Mount, Cue, Meekatharra, and Sandstone.
There are some unusual geological formations in the area, and the region provides good bush tucker for the indigenous community. Most of the roads are sealed and suitable for 2WD vehicles we take a few side trips, driving carefully to the road conditions, on unsealed roads to experience the majestic countryside of Peace Gorge. Peace Gorge itself is another place that stirs the emotions, it was so named back to June 1919, when Meekatharra's servicemen came home from the First World War, and the Road Board organised a gala picnic and sports day at the Granites. Since then the area has been known as Peace Gorge.
Peace Gorge draws me emotionally and spiritually, and I am awed by its unusual beauty and a depth of feeling when I think about that celebration of the return of loved ones from the horror of war. Seeing Peace Gorge again will be a highlight of our trip and about as far off-highway and road as I am prepared to tow our off-highway eco-tourer caravan.
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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