heard the sounds of the estuary drift around him


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Joseph eased his vehicle into a space close to the cottage, leaving plenty of room for Nikki and her big old estate wagon. As the noise of their engines died away, he heard the evening sounds of the marsh and the estuary drift around him. Late birds still called, water trickled and gurgled, and the breeze rustled the reeds and the grasses. There was a salty smell of seaweed and ozone,
Source: Hunted on the Fens by Joy Ellis
Context: The location is East of England.

The estuary drift refers to the sound of the slashing waves and water from the estuary of the Rover Wayland, right?

Thank you.
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