Questions on Tracking Situation

Any suggestions re a tracking situation? Yesterday
was chilly, very gusty winds–to the point that I am
not sure they were really NE as the weather guy
claimed, seemed to be shifting every five seconds. I
did a four-turn track, and Mac had trouble with only
one. That time he stopped, then tried to come back
along the leg he had just done, couldn’t seem to pick
up anything. The winds there were really bad. So in
the end I pointed out the track to him, and after
about ten yards he picked up the track again and
finished his work–found the glove after the next
corner with no trouble. Did I do the right thing?