On the outside, looking back:
Although we sometimes feel like adventurers, it is always humbling chatting to a local and hearing how trodden the path we take truly is. In looking for an interesting story on the former logging railway at Donna Buang, we found out about something much more interesting..
Donna Buang in the early 30's was home to a small ski resort, complete with a ski jump. A competition attracting more than 4,000 spectators saw a visiting Norwegian jump more than 60ft. A fire in 1939 took out the majority of the facilities, but a more permanent structure was built - at one point in the 50's attracting international ski jumpers to participate in a competition organised by the Ski Club of Victoria.
Travelling on bike we get the opportunity to slow down and appreciate things - but sometimes to see the whole picture you need to move backwards.