Ep.1 features the London to San Francisco leg of the trip by air. It begins waiting for the taxi to take Tim to Heathrow Terminal 5, before heading off on the 11 hour flight. Tim endeavours to capture the soundscape navigating check-in, before boarding. His voice, knowledgeable and inviting, serves to ensure the listener feel like they have a special boarding pass for the trip. He records what it feels like above the clouds, looking down on the icebergs and mountains, before finally landing on a bright sunny Saturday afternoon, & gets his first whiff of a train – the Bay Area Rapid Transport system. In future episodes, Tim travels on such iconic Amtrak trains as The Coast Starlight, Empire Builder & California Zephyr.
Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “The Special Interest Video Selection“; AKM Music;
British Airways theme: “Flower Duet” Opera Lakme; Leo Delibes; Performed by Mosaica; (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) MusOpen