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Bermuda Musical Inspiration: Joy T. Barnum Shows You The Island

Bermudian singer / songwriter, Joy T. Barnum, takes us on a tour of her favorite spots around the island to find inspiration for her music.

Nature is a constant source for Joy. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve offers tranquillity and natural beauty, giving Joy a chance to work on her songwriting.

Rock Island Coffee is one of her favourite places to go because “all walks of life come here.” The walls of the coffee shop are filled with colourful Bermudian art, sparking the imaginations of all who visit. Rock Island roasts its own coffee, too. “If you’re into coffee, this is the place,” Joy says. “In the wintertime, you can get an eggnog latte.” She recommends you check out the bulletin board here to see what events are happening on the island.

There’s so much more than just the beach.

Joy loves wandering amidst the seaside caves at Admiralty House. “There’s so much more than just the beach,” she says. For lunch, she recommends the island favourite, Art Mel’s, where you can dig into a giant fish sandwich.