Travel by car was an altogether different experience, however ...
Our satnav doesn't seem to know about the new Queensferry Crossing on the way to Edinburgh (it does on the return journey) and is obsessed with motorways. It took us all around the houses just to keep us on the M roads and the journey began to take longer and longer. Door to door on our normal route takes 25 minutes; it took the satnav that time to get us half way there. I don't know why we listened to it.
Edinburgh itself has been a nightmare to drive for the last few years while so much work has been going on reinstating the tram system (which is great, by the way) and a huge new centre at the end of Princes Street, but it worse this time because in addition to motorways the satnav also appeared to have an obsession with cobbled streets. It was very uncomfortable as well as scary in the traffic. When we approached the gallery an unoccupied car was just randomly parked in front of the traffic lights and we got stuck behind it. B instructed me to jump out quickly there and then, and said he would drive around the block and pick me up again outside the gallery steps.
Jumping out of a car with a sprained foot wasn't ideal, and I was just hobbling up the gallery steps when I realised in the rush and confusion at the traffic lights I had left my face mask in the car! I have not once forgotten a face mask since they were first made mandatory. Luckily I was wearing a scarf which I was able to quickly wrap around my head to make a covering which I had to hold on with my hand, but I felt a terrible mess limping and holding on a makeshift face mask. However, the gallery staff as always were friendly and welcoming and I was pleased to see it was very busy inside. I didn't hang around, though, thanks to the face covering situation, and luckily B was just driving up as I came outside.
We took our own way back home and the journey took 25 minutes as usual, but we left the satnav running to try and understand the logic of the route it wanted us to take. There wasn't any. Each time satnav lady said 'recalculating' she sounded more and more peed off!
Last year I had to post my work because of Covid restrictions, and I had bother with Ms Jobsworth in the post office - nothing seems to go right without the trains!