I did what you thought you should have done, and regretted it until I finally got out of the rough rocky area & into the white ("white" - LOL). However looking at our splits, they're very similar, so given you move a lot faster than me over the ground, I think you are correct - straight-ish was better.
Yeah still in two minds, problem is it worked so well on day 1 - keep trying to replicate the result, just doesn't happen
All in for the last day now
Yeah, you have to win (no pressure ;-))