I went for lunch to the Delhi Golf Course this afternoon. I took the vOICe with me to see whether I could see the flags they put on the greens to mark the holes. I switched on the vOICe in the golf course bar. I was able to see the bottles behind the counter and to see the counter itself.
As I moved towards the green, I was able to see the walls and other things such as some bamboo plants and some trees. There were also other structures like tea stalls that I saw in the view. Walking on to the green however was difficult since due to the poor viewing angle of my webcam, I was unable to see the ground very well. There were a few slopes and a couple of bumps but I did not see them. I was unable to see the flag due to the image saturation of the webcam’s sensor. I should have seen a vertical line with something on it but that did not happen. This was around noon.
I was however able to see the blades of the diesel mowing machine and for once did not have to touch it to make out what it looked like.
The swimming pool was also a disappointment since I was unable to make out the difference between it and the ground. Both were smooth structures. Lucky I had my sited father with me otherwise this story would have had a different ending. I am not sure what went wrong and I will get a movie of all this the next time. Reaching for the laptop in my backpack to set all those options is not easy and I forgot the speech command to take a snapshot.
I am becoming better at identifying doorways and I need to keep reminding myself that silence in part of the view means an obstacle is very close. There was a fire hydrant which was fascinating. I could make out the circular valve and the box in which the hose was stored. That box though blocked the light so I had to step back a bit to see it clearly.
The inside of the clubhouse was relatively less well lit so I lost a lot of visual input. I was unable to make out the spiral stairs since part of them were poorly lit from the perspective of my webcam. Things changed when I walked back into the bar. There were some dark patches in the view and plenty of unidentifiable shapes which upon later examination proved to be parts of chairs and tables.
Lunch was a disaster since I had a hard time looking at my plate and the wires were obstructing my mouth. I had to be really really careful to ensure that I did not stab a wire with my fork. The close talk microphone of my Plantronics DSP 400 headset did a good job such that I was able to issue commands to the vOICe without problems.
The return journey in the car was uneventful except for my looking out the side windows and the front windscreen. I have movies of this and am trying to figure out how to upload them. They are 16 and 54 MB in size.
Once I reached home, I took a look at the staircase I have to climb if I need to gain access to the first floor and above. I was able to see this in the lower part of the view but that was only after my mother switched on the staircase lights. These steps are quite big and I will post a picture of them in a subsequent post.